Crackles - Early Inspiratory (Rales)

heart lung sounds waveform
maneuver
Sitting
torso & chestpiece
Diaphragm

Listening Tips
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Occur early in inspiration. Can be lower pitched than late inspiratory crackles. Coughing may decrease or clear these crackles.


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