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Define a valsalva manoeuvre.
A forced expiration against a closed glottis
How would you get a patient to perform a valsalva manoeuvre?
Lie them supine and ask them to blow into a 20ml syringe with enough force to push the plunger back.Despite not being able to achieve this, they will perform a valsalva manoeuvre