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Visible Left Precordial Pulsations After Cardiac Arrest

A patient in their 90s developed visible left precordial pulsations after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, as seen in this video. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a severely dilated right heart with pulmonary artery systolic pressure greater than 60 mm Hg as a result of acute pulmonary embolism. Pulsations over the left precordium suggest right heart pathology. Click the Related Article for more information.

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