diastolic collapse

diastolic collapse

y descent Cardiac physiology A normal finding in the JVP which is produced when tricuspid valve opens and there is a rapid inflow of blood into the right ventricle. See Jugular venous pulse.
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It should be emphasized that the definition of cardiac tamponade is clinical, and although echocardiography is the noninvasive diagnostic test of choice, overreliance on the echocardiographic signs of right atrial collapse and right ventricular diastolic collapse can be misleading.