Aortic Regurgitation Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 24, 2017
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, MD, JD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard A Lange, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Physical examination findings suggesting a widened pulse pressure may also be seen in other conditions of hyperdynamic circulation, including the following:

  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Severe anemia
  • Pregnancy
  • Thiamine deficiency (wet beriberi)
  • Arteriovenous fistula - Such as patent ductus arteriosus or peripheral arteriovenous malformations
  • Volume depletion
  • Sympathetic overdrive

Differential Diagnoses