First Heart Sound - Loud Auscultation Reference

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heart lung sounds waveform synthetic

Lesson

For heart sounds listen to the synthetic sound while reviewing this lesson.

Usually, the first heart sound is slightly louder than the second heart sound when heard in the Mitral valve area...

In this case the first heart sound is much louder than the second heart sound. This can be produced by a thickened, but still mobile, mitral valve. Look at the anatomy tab to see the thickened mitral valve leaflets.

A very loud first heart sound can be an indication of mitral stenosis.

The waveform(s) seen above are a chart of sound amplitude (loudness) on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis.


Listening Tips

A summary of the key aspects of this heart or lung sound.
S1: Increased intensity.
S2: Softer intensity than S1.

Auscultation Method

maneuver
The recommended patient position is supine
torso
For this sound, use stethoscope's diaphragm The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is mitral



Relevant Courses

If you wish to review a complete mobile concerning First Heart Sound - Loud Auscultation Reference and related heart sounds, the modules(s) listed below may be useful. Each lesson includes text that explains the auscultatory sound and its clinical significance. The lesson also includes an audio track for playback. A waveform provides a great way to visualize the sounds. Finally, we also include an animation video. For heart sounds, the video illustrates heart muscle and valve movements along with blood flow. For lung sounds, the primary source of the sounds can be seen. Each module also includes a quiz.

First Heart Sound - Loud Auscultation Reference







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