Tag pulsus paradoxus
CCC Critical Care Compendium 680

Pulsus Paradoxus

Pulsus paradoxus is defined as an inspiratory drop in blood pressure of 10mmHg or more during normal breathing.

sequential sinister sightings…

the case. a 68 year old male presents to ED with left-sided pleuritic chest pain & shortness of breath. He is tachycardic, but normotensive (142 systolic) with room air saturations of 93%.