Forced position

Introduction

Introduction

Compulsive squatting: A short distance walk or other activity in which the position of the knee or chest is taken to relieve symptoms due to dyspnea and palpitations.

Pathogen

Cause

Found in cyanotic congenital heart disease.

Examine

an examination

The position of the squat or knee chest taken to relieve dyspnea and palpitations during walking or other activities.

Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of forced squatting:

(1) Compulsive lying on the back: The patient is supine, and the legs are flexed to relieve the tension of the abdominal muscles, which is seen in acute peritonitis.

(2) Compulsive lying on the face: The prone position can relax the back muscles and be seen in spinal diseases.

(3) Forced sitting position (sitting breathing, orthopenea): sitting position, hands on the knee or supporting the bed, so that the diaphragmatic muscles decrease, the lung volume and the lower limbs return to the heart, the blood volume is reduced, the burden of the heart is reduced, and the heart and lung dysfunction are seen. .

(4) Forced lateral position: pleural inflammatory disease patients are more unilateral to the affected side, mainly to relieve chest pain; a large number of pleural effusion patients with multiple sided to the affected side is mainly to reduce breathing difficulties.

The position of the squat or knee chest taken to relieve dyspnea and palpitations during walking or other activities.

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