Acute Pericarditis


Now you can listen to an example of acute pericarditis as auscultated at Erb's Point. Murmurs are caused by turbulent blood flow across imcompetent or stenonic valves. In contrast, a pericardial friction rub is caused by the rubbing together of two surfaces of the pericardial sack. The pericardial friction rub has three parts; a systolic component, an early diastolic component and a late diastolic component. The first and second heart sounds are obscured by the rubbing sounds.
Acute Pericarditis

Maneuver: Sitting leaning forward
Position: Erbs-Point
Chestpiece: Diaphragm


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