Which neck exam findings suggest dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Answer

Look for the following on examination of the neck:

  • Jugular venous distention (as an estimate of central venous pressure)

  • Hepatojugular reflux

  • a wave on central venous pressure waveform

  • Large cv wave (observed with tricuspid regurgitation)

  • Goiter if dysthyroidism is suspected


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