Right-sided pulsus alternans in diastolic left ventricular dysfunction

Reuben Ilia, Akram Abu-Ful, Jean Marc Weinstein, Miri Merkin

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    Abstract

    Pulsus alternans is usually found in patients with reduced systolic ventricular function. We describe a patient with shortness of breath, hypertension, and left ventricular hypertrophy, but with normal left and right systolic function. Pulsus alternans was demonstrated in the pulmonary wedge position, pulmonary artery, and right ventricle, but not in the aorta or left ventricle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)336-339
    Number of pages4
    JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

    Keywords

    • Diastolic dysfunction
    • Pulsus alternans
    • Right-sided pressures

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