Paying Lip Service to Aortic Regurgitation

December 31, 2006

To visualize the capillary pulsationsof aortic regurgitation, stretch the patient’slower lip out and carefully encloseit between 2 glass slides.

To visualize the capillary pulsationsof aortic regurgitation, stretch the patient'slower lip out and carefully encloseit between 2 glass slides. Gentlyexert a small amount of pressure onthe top slide to observe the dancingcapillary pulsations in the lip.-- Mohammed M. Basha, MD
   Gainesville, Fla