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The author's intent was to collect information concerning the usefulness of the jugular venous pulse in physical diagnosis, to describe a simple, inexpensive, portable method of recording the jugular pulse using a standard electrocardiograph, and to present a series of representative tracings with this method. This has been accomplished in a concise, readable text with a pertinent bibliography. There are 21 brief chapters dealing with the various facets of the jugular venous pulse and an atlas of jugular venous pulse tracings.
The review of earlier work, with repetition of previously described mechanisms, has limitations. Critical evaluation of these mechanisms based
Clinical Examination of the Jugular Venous Pulse.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-454_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):454.
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