A 22-year-old male asked:
how bad or serious is a split s2 (racepinephrine) sound? should i be worried?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal variation: I actually look for this during regular exams.It is often not detected in earlier childhood but finally loud enough to be heard by the teen years. It signifies a small difference in the closing time of the valves. If it is widely split and does not vary with breathing it can point to a problem, but in most it is a normal finding.
General Practice 28 years experience
Normal: It is not bad. It is common and a normal finding in an otherwise young healthy person.
Last updated Sep 12, 2016
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