Coarse Crackles

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation

The patient's position should be seated.

Lesson

Coarse crackles are discontinuous, popping, or bubbling breath sounds. They are louder, lower in pitch, and of longer duration than fine crackles.



Waveform




Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN. Last Update: 11/28/2021


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