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Hill sign

(hil),
in aortic insufficiency, greater systolic blood pressure in the legs than in the arms; normal arterial systolic pressure in the leg is 10-20 mmHg above that in the arm, whereas in aortic insufficiency the difference may be 60-100 mmHg.
Synonym(s): Hill phenomenon

Hill sign

Cardiology A peripheral sign of aortic regurgitation due to ↑ pulse pressure, defined as a popliteal systolic BP of ≥ 30 mm Hg greater than the BP of the brachial artery. See Aortic regurgitation.

Hill sign

(hil sīn)
In aortic insufficiency, greater systolic blood pressure in the legs than in the arms; normal arterial systolic pressure in the leg is 10-20 mm Hg above that in the arm, whereas in aortic insufficiency the difference may be 60-100 mm Hg.

Hill,

Sir Leonard Erskine, English physiologist, 1866-1952.
Hill phenomenon - Synonym(s): Hill sign
Hill sign - in aortic insufficiency, greater systolic blood pressure in the legs than in the arms. Synonym(s): Hill phenomenon
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