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First and Second Heart Sounds - Reduced Intensity C31

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation

The patient's position should be supine.

Lesson

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.

Waveform





Heart Sounds Video



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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