Auscultation in Primary Care

First and Second Heart Sounds - Reduced Intensity


This is a simulation of a first heart sound and a second heart sound with greatly reduced intensity. This can be seen in an obese patient or a patient with emphysema.

It is a challenge to your ability to hear these reduced intensity sounds.

First and Second Heart Sounds - Reduced Intensity
maneuver image
Maneuver:Supine
Chestpiece Position:Mitral
Chestpiece:Diaphragm