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What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart physiology

A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during atrial contraction into a noncompliant ventricle (s4).

In brief: Heart physiology

A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during atrial contraction into a noncompliant ventricle (s4).
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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