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Hepatojugular reflux

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7192.1172 (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1172
  1. Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
  1. Oxford

    When several of the medical students, during a clinical assessment, told me that they were eliciting the hepatojugular reflex I began to wonder if I had it wrong. It is true that they weren't able to tell me what the relevant reflex arc might be, and one of them even told me that the idea that blood could be made to flow back—that is, reflux—through the venous circulation simply by pressing on the …

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