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Elevated JVP: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: Also known as jugular venous pressure or jugular venous distension (JVD). More specifically, JVD refers to elevation of the jugular venous pulsation column above the clavicle, but often the terms are used interchangeably.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Cardiac Tamponade

88% sensitive, 83% specific

Congestive Heart Failure

11% sensitive, 97% specific