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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can you tell me is it normal for doctors to place the stethoscope on top of your nipple to hear your heart?

Can you tell me is it normal for doctors to place the stethoscope on top of your nipple to hear your heart?

Stethescope: Usually not. It could be accidental. In females it will be placed underneath the breast. In men it is likely. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell? If there was something seriously wrong with my heart, could a doctor hear with stethoscope?

What causes my ankles to swell? If there was something seriously wrong with my heart, could a doctor hear with stethoscope?

Many causes.....: There are many causes of swelling. It is best to get a general workup. One can pick up heart murmurs and irregular heart beats with a stethoscope, but a more accurate test is an EKG. Bloodwork would also be helpful to check kidney function. Limit your sodium intake as water follow sodium. ...Read more

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What causes the lubb dupp sounds that you hear when you listen to your heart through a stethoscope?

What causes the lubb dupp sounds that you hear when you listen to your heart through a stethoscope?

Heart sounds: The first heart sound is caused by vibrations of the mitral valve and decelerating blood when the valve closes. The second heart sound is caused by the closure of the aortic and pulmonary valves and their associated blood columns. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

It may: Unfortunately, there are less physicians that believe in physical findings and order more tests, just to be on the safe side. Part of this problem has to be with litigations and sues. It forces physicians to be absolutely sure of the findings. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your heart to make noises that you can hear without a stethoscope?

Is it possible for your heart to make noises that you can hear without a stethoscope?

Yes it is possible: Some people can hear their own heartbeats, but most can't. You can put your ear next to someone's chest and hear the heart beat. High adreneline level such as after a rapid and sustained run can cause your heart to beat fast and hard--pounding--and you maybe able to hear it without anything....So, it is possible...And common. ...Read more

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Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a  stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Almost never: A person with training can sometimes hear fetal heart tones with a stethoscope, but not commonly. If you don't hear anything, it certainly doesn't mean anything bad. ...Read more

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Would you be able to hear a serious heart problem with a stethoscope? And make a diagnosis

Would you be able to hear a serious heart problem with a stethoscope? And make a diagnosis

Stethoscope: Some heart abnormalities are amenable to diagnosis using the stethoscope as a major component of the examination. Some heart abnormalities do not produce any audible signs for a stethoscope to pick up. ...Read more

Stethoscope (Definition)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more