Aortic Regurgitation - Severe #1 Auscultation Reference

heart lung sounds waveform synthetic

Lesson

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

This is an auscultation simulation of Aortic Regurgitation - Acute Severe taken at Erb's point. Note that S1 is decreased due to premature mitral valve closure. S2 is single and represents an increased P2. A diamond-shaped aortic flow murmur is noted in early systole. A decrescendo, high-pitched, blowing, diastolic murmur ends in mid-diastole.

The EKG shows no diagnostic changes. Look at the cardiac animation. It shows normal chamber sizes and wall thicknesses. The systolic Doppler-plume in the aorta represents a flow murmur, while the diastolic left ventricular Doppler-plume represents severe aortic regurgitation.

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: Diminished.
Systole: Crescendo-decrescendo, high pitched murmur.
Diastole: Crescendo-decrescendo, high pitched murmur.

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 erbs-point



Relevant Courses

If you wish to review a complete mobile concerning Aortic Regurgitation - Severe #1 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.

Aortic Regurgitation - Severe #1 Auscultation Reference







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