Reverse Bernheim effect

Compromise of the left ventricular filling due to bulging of the interventricular septum into the left ventricle

Can occur due to

  • Physiologically during inspiration due to increased filling of the right ventricle (because of increased venous return)
  • pulmonary embolism

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