Kussmaul's sign


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Kussmaul's sign

Elevation of the neck veins (and of the central venous pressure) during inspiration, a visible indication of pericardial effusion or tamponade or of other disorders that affect the filling of the right side of the heart (e.g., severe obstructive lung disease).
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Distention of the jugular veins was observed and Kussmaul's sign was present.