Flip-Flop Heart

Ambardekar, Amrut V.; Krantz, Mori J.
January 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2010, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p103
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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