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Diagnostic Pointers in Cardiology - Eyes

Author: Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, MD

 

Diagnostic PointersDiagnosisAssociated Cardiac Diagnosis
Lid lag, stare, exopthalmosHyperthyroidismHigh Output Cardiac Failure, Angina, Tachyarrhytmias
Conjunctival petechiae Endocarditis
ConjunctivitisReiter's DiseaseAortic Regurgitation, Pericarditis, Prolonged P-R Interval
Fissuring of irisColobomaTotal Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
Brushfield's spots - small white spots on the periphery of the iris, usually crescentic and with an outward concavityDown's syndrommeEndocardial Cushion Defects
Icteric scleraeCirrhosisCardiac Cirrhosis, Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy, Fibrinous pericarditis, Wide pulse pressure
Blue scleraOsteogenesis ImperfectaAortic Regurgitation
Stare, Proptosis Increased Central Venous Pressure
Dislocated lensMarfan's SyndromeMitral Valve Prolapse, Aortic Root Dilation, Aortic Dissection
Hypertensive retinopathyHypertensionCoronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure
Diabetic retinopathyDiabetes mellitusCoronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure
Roth Spots Bacterial Endocarditis
Cataracts, deafnessRubella SyndromePDA, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
XanthelasmasDyslipidemiaCoronary Artery Disease
Enlarged lacrimal glandsSarcoidosisRestrictive Cardiomyopathy, Conduction Defects, Cor pulmonale

 

Diagnostic Pointers in Cardiology
 

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