WILBERT S. ARONOW, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Five patients with 2:1 atrioventricular block were observed at bedside to have prominent a waves in their jugular venous pulse occurring before their conducted beats. Two of these patients also had prominent c waves after their prominent a waves. These clinical observations were confirmed by internal jugular venous tracings. Hypotheses for the physiological mechanisms causing these waves are discussed.
ARONOW WS. Jugular Venous Pulse in 2:1 Atrioventricular Block. Ann Intern Med. ;73:277–279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-277
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):277-279.
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