How do I hear heart sounds?

How do you hear S1 and s2?

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Where can I listen to heart tones?

The standard listening posts (aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid and mitral) apply to both heart sounds and murmurs. For example, the S1 heart sound — consisting of mitral and tricuspid valve closure — is best heard at the tricuspid (left lower sternal border) and mitral (cardiac apex) listening posts.

How do you listen to a heart murmur?

Heart murmurs are sounds — such as whooshing or swishing — made by turbulent blood in or near your heart. Your doctor can hear these sounds with a stethoscope. A normal heartbeat makes two sounds like “lubb-dupp” (sometimes described as “lub-DUP”) when your heart valves are closing.

Where do you hear S2 heart sounds?

Exam Technique in Second Heart Sounds



Splitting best heard in the 2nd left intercostal space, close to the sternal border. Second heart sounds are best heard when patients are semi-recumbent (30-40 degrees upright) and in quiet inspiration.

How do you listen to someone’s chest?

Ask the patient to breathe in and out normally through their mouth. Use diaphragm of stethoscope (Fig 1). Anterior chest: auscultate from side to side (Figs 2 and 3) and top to bottom. Auscultate over equivalent areas and compare the volume and character of the sounds and note any additional sounds.

How can I hear my heart without a stethoscope?

Place your index and middle finger of your hand on the inner wrist of the other arm, just below the base of the thumb. You should feel a tapping or pulsing against your fingers. Count the number of taps you feel in 10 seconds. Multiply that number by 6 to find out your heart-rate for one minute.

What do abnormal heart sounds sound like?

The most common abnormal heart sound is a heart murmur. A murmur is a blowing, whooshing, or rasping sound that occurs during your heartbeat. There are two kinds of heart murmurs: innocent (also called physiological)

Where are S1 and S2 heart sounds?

Heart Sounds



S1 is normally a single sound because mitral and tricuspid valve closure occurs almost simultaneously. Clinically, S1 corresponds to the pulse. The second heart sound (S2) represents closure of the semilunar (aortic and pulmonary) valves (point d).

What is A2 and P2 heart sounds?

The second heart sound (S2) is produced by the closure of the aortic and pulmonic valves. The sound produced by the closure of the aortic valve is termed A2, and the sound produced by the closure of the pulmonic valve is termed P2.

How can you tell the difference between S1 and S2 heart sounds?

S1 is normally a single sound because mitral and tricuspid valve closure occurs almost simultaneously. Clinically S1 corresponds to the pulse. The second heart sound (S2) represents closure of the semilunar (aortic and pulmonary) valves (point d).

What are the different heart sounds?

In a healthy adult, the heart makes two sounds, commonly described as ‘lub’ and ‘dub. The third and fourth sounds may be heard in some healthy people, but can indicate impairment of the heart function. S1 and S2 are high-pitched and S3 and S4 are low-pitched sounds.