Examination of the Cardiovascular System
In examining the heart itself one is trying to evaluate the efficiency of two pumps working side by side. Consequently, we look into the question of the output of the pumps (arterial pulses), their ability to cope with their input of blood (venous pressure and pulse) and feel for evidence of over-activity of one or other “pump”. In addition we may detect turbulence as the blood passes through narrow or irregular channels (thrills).
KeywordsMitral Valve Aortic Stenosis Tricuspid Valve Pulmonary Valve Mitral Stenosis
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