CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS: Assessing for hepatojugular reflux

February 2006 
Volume 36  Number 2
Pages 28 - 28
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ASSESSING FOR the presence of hepatojugular reflux is commonly done to detect heart failure. With right-sided heart failure, abdominal compression increases venous return to the heart and may markedly increase jugular vein distension (JVD) and pressure.

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