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Physical examination in ischaemic heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  933927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical examination can yield valuable diagnostic clues in a patient suspected of ischaemic heart disease. Examination during chest pain is especially informative. The haemodynamic abnormalities which accompany angina pectoris may precipitate elevation of blood pressure, pulsus alternans, pulsus bigeminus, abnormal precordial pulsations, a fourth heart sound or a systolic bruit; all of these may subsequently disappear with cessation of the anginal attack. Careful technique of examination, especially in detecting a fourth heart sound, is essential.
P L Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-23     Completed Date:  1976-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  492-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis
Arcus Senilis / complications
Coronary Disease / complications,  diagnosis*
Heart Murmurs
Heart Sounds
Middle Aged
Physical Examination*
Xanthomatosis / complications

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