Posts tagged auscultation

Musick by ilovedoodle.
Funky Soul.
I remember one day when we were in the clinical skills session practising heart auscultations. The tutor, having just arrived only five minutes prior, had no time to really speak with the patient. It turned out to be unnecessary as this was a patient whose heart he had treated many years before. Just to be sure however, our tutor went to listen to his chest. When he finished, he just smiled: “Ah, I remember your musical heart, it’s almost like meeting an old friend again.”
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Funky Soul.

I remember one day when we were in the clinical skills session practising heart auscultations. The tutor, having just arrived only five minutes prior, had no time to really speak with the patient. It turned out to be unnecessary as this was a patient whose heart he had treated many years before. Just to be sure however, our tutor went to listen to his chest. When he finished, he just smiled: “Ah, I remember your musical heart, it’s almost like meeting an old friend again.”

You can find other designs at Somaphony.

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Aortic Regurgitation.

Following my previous post, this is an example of what you would hear in an auscultation of the aortic valve in the second intercostal space along the right sternal border. Again, a very prominent diastolic murmur as the blood rushes back through the partially open valves back into the ventricle.

Because heart auscultations are low frequency sounds, it is best to have a sound system with good bass to fully appreciate the sample.

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Mild aortic regurgitation.

This is caused by a bicuspid (thickened) aortic valve. The first heart sound is diminished due to premature closure of the mitral valve leaflets.

An aortic ejection click follows the first heart sound. The systole becomes silenced.

Because heart auscultations are low frequency sounds, it is best to have a sound system with good bass to fully appreciate the sample.

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Innocent systolic murmur.

This type of murmur is seen in non-cardiac conditions such as pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, exercise and anemia. When treated properly the murmurs disappear.

The murmur is heard in early systole, is of short duration and has a frequency range of 120 hz to 250 hz. It is best heard in the pulmonic area and increases in intensity with inspiration. It can be heard with either the bell or diaphragm.
In this example S1 and S2 are normal. Diastole is silent.

The short duration and mid-range frequency characterize an innocent murmur.

Because heart auscultations are low frequency sounds, it is best to have a sound system with good bass to fully appreciate the sample.

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Normal heart sound.

Because heart auscultations are low frequency sounds, it is best to have a sound system with good bass to fully appreciate the sample.