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nbme20/Block 1/Question#42 (36.0 difficulty score)
A 60-year-old man has two-pillow orthopnea, ...
Jugular venous pressure of 12 mm Hg🔍

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submitted by yotsubato(965),
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chextra  I mis-remembered normal JVP as 8-12. Therefore, I picked "Slow-rising, decreased-volume carotid pulse". Is there a reason why this is NOT a result of HF, or is it simply not the best (which I agree is JVD)? +1  
len49  For those wondering normal JVP is 6-8 mmHg +3  
fatboyslim  @chextra I think the reason why it's NOT slow-rising decreased-volume carotid pulse (sign of aortic stenosis) is because the patient had a h/o prolonged substernal chest pain 5 days ago. I think he had an MI and is now presenting w/ heart failure. +  

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