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The jugular veins: gateway to the heart

Stanley Peter Woodhouse
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (5): 229-230. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01194
Published online: 20 March 2017

I read with interest the Medical Education article by Elder and Nair1 and I was surprised that it suggested that the assessment of the jugular vein pulsation should be done “in whatever position the patient is in”. I am often shocked by the fact that medical students are taught to look for the jugular venous pulsation with the patient positioned at 45 degrees.

  • Stanley Peter Woodhouse

  • Brisbane, QLD

Correspondence: stanwoodhouse@bigpond.com

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