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What Do Lub And Dub Mean When You Listen To Your Heart
You have four: Valves the work together: first sound (lub) is closing mitral and tricuspid valves, the ones separating atria from ventricles (l&r), the dub varies with breating the second sound splits with breathing, as the closure of pulmonic valve and aortic valve are slightly separated. ...Read more
What could be the cause of vertical black lines in finger and toenails? I had a nurse tell me it could mean heart problems but after listening to my heart said it sounded normal.
Sorry no mean to disrespect do all drs. When listen to heart and lung sounds, can they tell the differences and the abnormalities and act upon it?
Unanswerable: This question is so very broad that I do not even know how to begin to answer it. Physicians are trained from day one to use their stethoscope to listen to the sounds the body makes. Most of us have years of experience doing so. Health tap works best if you ask a specific question about yourself. ...Read more
Heart disease: Well the older docs can if proficient at physical examination. The younger docs have less interest in physical examination. ...Read more
What causes the lubb dupp sounds that you hear when you listen to your heart through a stethoscope?
Can you tell me how doctors know you have cancer from just listening with the thing they listen to your heart with?
They don't: [stethoscope] : Don't let them try to fool you. They have other information about you. Just like the NSA/CIA/FBI. ...Read more
Stethoscope: We use the stethoscope to listen for sounds from the lungs which tell us information. When we specifically listen to the heart sounds we listen to hear the amplitude of the sounds from the valves closing and the noise produced by the blood flow through the valves and vessels. We also hear some other sounds which can be caused by various heart and pericardial abnormalities, and other things. ...Read more
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