Valsalva testmedical dictionary

The heart is monitored by ECG, pressure recording, or other methods while the patient performs the Valsalva manoeuvre; the heart becomes smaller in normal persons but may dilate in the patient with impaired myocardial reserve; there is a characteristic complex sequence of cardiocirculatory events, departure from which indicates disease or malfunction.

(05 Mar 2000)

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