Spike and Dome Contour | definition of Spike and Dome Contour by Medical dictionary
Spike and Dome Contour
A descriptive term for the carotid arterial pulse curve seen in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which rises abruptly and falls during midsystole—spike—later rising a second time at a slower rate during late systole—dome; the jugular pulse in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is characterised by a prominent ‘a’—atrial—wave
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