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194 Possible Causes for Diminished Heart Sounds

  • Obesity

    Please log in to edit this article. Edit Synonyms: adipositas, adiposity German : Adipositas, Fettleibigkeit, Fettsucht, Obesitas 1 Definition Obesity is defined as an excessive increase in body fat. The threshold from being overweight to being obese lies at a body mass index (BMI) of 30. Today, obesity is not considered[…][flexikon.doccheck.com]

  • Morbid Obesity

    Morbid obesity is associated with liver pathology, most commonly non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) leading to cirrhosis. However, the morbid obesity impedes qualification for organ transplantation. We present a case report of a 56-year-old woman who underwent bariatric procedure followed by liver transplantation[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    Heart On palpation, lateral displacement of the apical impulse, dyskinesis, a palpable S 4 gallop, and a soft S 1 sound may be found.[emedicine.medscape.com] These signs indicate diminished contractility of the compromised left ventricle.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Heart On palpation, lateral displacement of the apical impulse, dyskinesis, a palpable S 4 gallop, and a soft S 1 sound may be found.[emedicine.medscape.com] These signs indicate diminished contractility of the compromised left ventricle.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains a major public health problem. It is the fourth leading cause of chronic morbidity and mortality in the United States, and is projected to rank fifth in 2020 in burden of disease worldwide, according to a study published by the World Bank/World Health[…][doi.org]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy can be acquired or inherited. “Acquired” means you aren’t born with the disease, but you develop it due to another disease, condition, or factor. “Inherited” means your parents passed the gene for the disease on to you. Researchers continue to look for the genetic links to cardiomyopathy and to[…][web.archive.org]

  • Hypovolemia

    Hypovolemia also known as volume depletion is a state of decreased blood volume or diminished body fluid; more specifically, decrease in volume of blood plasma. It is thus the intravascular component of volume contraction (or loss of blood volume due to things such as bleeding or dehydration), but, as it also is the[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Dehydration

    Indian J Pediatr. 2011 Dec;78(12):1543-5. doi: 10.1007/s12098-011-0418-9. Epub 2011 May 4. Author information 1 Pediatric Allergy Immunology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India. Abstract Hypernatremic dehydration in[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    On physical examination classical signs include neck vein distention with elevated jugular venous pressure at bedside examination, pulsus paradoxus, and diminished heart sounds[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org] On auscultation, heart sounds were found to be diminished.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    , and diminished heart sounds) Cold, clammy extremities Anxiety, restlessness Diagnosis Blood tests EKG, Chest X-ray Cardiac ECHO Treatment Oxygen IV fluids Medications to[cardiachealth.org] heart sounds.[emedicine.medscape.com] Acute tamponade leads to increased jugular venous pressure (JVP) - Beck's triad: jugular venous distension, hypotension and diminished heart sounds - rarely seen.[patient.info]

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