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Valsalva Maneuver (Overview)

The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon.


Valsalva Maneuver (Overview)

The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon.


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What happens when I do a valsalva maneuver?

Valsalva: Doing a valsalva maneuver will equalize the pressure between ears and sinuses if the area is not filled with mucus or swollen. It is also called "clearing your ears". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: valsalva maneuver?

See below: The valsalva maneuver or valsalva manoeuvre is performed by moderately forceful attempted exhalation against a closed airway, usually done by closing one's mouth, pinching one's nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. ...Read more

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A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?

A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?

Any thing: that increases pressure eg. coughing, V/m, bending forward may cause pain in back if u have heniated disc . other signs are pain going to legs, numbness in legs. if any mucle weakness occurs that is an emergency should see an ortho md ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a lot of nausea while performing a valsalva maneuver?

Is it normal to experience a lot of nausea while performing a valsalva maneuver?

Soemtimes: When some people swallow or bear down, the vagus nerve is overly stimulated and creates a nausea sensation. Usually this person has an excessive gag reflex as well. Try not to do a valsalva maneuver unnecessarily.. ...Read more

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how to perform a Valsalva Maneuver for SVT? If it didn't work, what other maneuver that I can do safely?

how to perform a Valsalva Maneuver for SVT? If it didn't work, what other maneuver that I can do safely?

Valsalva: A valsalva maneuver is bearing down as if having a bowel movement, or forceful exhalation against a closed airway as in closing mouth pinching nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. Also massaging the carotid artery just under the angle of the jaw can arrest svt but do this sitting down or laying down as the drop in pulse can be dramatic. ...Read more

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Why is the murmur of hocm louder on valsalva maneuver?

Why is the murmur of hocm louder on valsalva maneuver?

Anything : That decreases venous return leads to a reduction in volume to the heart. These changes will effect the intensity of murmurs. With the valsalva there ia a transient/ brief increase in output. The straining portion decreases venous return and will increase the intensity of the murmur.Heart rate will also increase. Standing abruptly will do the same. ...Read more

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Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Need to be able to: If you aren't able to valsalva then you should not be diving. Over-pressure from too aggressive a valsalva can damage the ear however. ...Read more

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How does valsalva maneuver slow the heart rate down? What's the mechanism?

How does valsalva maneuver slow the heart rate down? What's the mechanism?

The valsalva does: not slow the heart rate. It increases the heart rate during the time of increase in intrathoracic pressure due to restricted venous return. Wikipedia has a nice and easy to understand description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver. If you mean slowing or breaking an episode of SVT it is from compensatory increased vagal tone. ...Read more