Fixed Splitting, Decreased Aortic Intensity S2 Lesson #671

patient thorax when auscultating by stethoscope

patient position during auscultation
The patient was sitting during auscultation.


Second heart sound (S2) with fixed splitting and an aortic component with decreased intensity is presented in this lesson. We are using a fixed splitting audio recording to help you more easily hear the difference in intensity between the aortic and pulmonic components of S2.



Fixed Splitting, Decreased Aortic Intensity S2

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