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Valsalva Maneuver Health Risks
A herniation of some sort is the only way to feel something move in your lower back w/a valsalva maneuver right?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My radial pulse feels different with valsalva maneuver it is hardly palpable and fast few secs, and then heart starts to beat slower. Normal?
This is a normal: physiological response.Get a more detailed answer ›
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