Unformatted text preview: • C wave- The c wave is a transmitted impulse from the vigorous backward push produced by closure of the tricuspid valve during ventricular stroke • V wave- The v wave is caused by increasing volume of concomitant increasing pressure in the right atrium. It occurs after the c wave, late in ventricular systole. • X slope- The downward x slope is caused by passive atrial filling • Y slope- The y slope following the v wave reflects the open tricuspid valve and the rapid filling of the ventricle. Please see mosby’s page 430 for a better picture Source: Siedel HM, Ball JW, Dins JE, Flynn JA, Solmon BS, Stewart, RW. Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination . 7th ed.: Mosby, Inc.; 2011: 429-430....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
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