TITLE

Flip-Flop Heart

AUTHOR(S)
Ambardekar, Amrut V.; Krantz, Mori J.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2010, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 21-year-old man who experienced abdominal swelling, lower extremity edema, and progressive shortness of breath. The patient's physical examination revealed mild respiratory distress, marked jugular examination, and muffled heart sounds. After undergoing several diagnostic procedures, the patient has electrical alternans which is an alternating amplitude of the QRS complexes with every other beat of the heart.
ACCESSION #
47421477

 

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