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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Seyedmahdi Pahlavani, M.D. [2]

Overview

The physical examination findings on cardiac examination in patients with LV aneurysm include a diffuse and displaced apical impulse, S3 and/or S4 heart sounds, and murmur of mitral regurgitation.

Physical exam

Appearance of the patient

Patients are usually well-appearing.

Vital signs

High blood pressure with normal pulse pressure may be seen. Tachycardia is another finding.

Cardiovascular

Common findings in patients with LV aneurysm include:[1]

Palpation
Auscultation

References

  1. Mann, Douglas (2015). Braunwald's heart disease : a textbook of cardiovascular medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN 978-1455751341. 




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