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Why does a patient with mitral stenosis lay on his left side during auscultation?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Better to hear

It positions the tip of the left ventricle closer to the chest wall so that thye stethoscope has a better chance of hearing the low pitched murmur.

In brief: Better to hear

It positions the tip of the left ventricle closer to the chest wall so that thye stethoscope has a better chance of hearing the low pitched murmur.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not related to

Laying on the left side places the heart closer to the stethoscope.

In brief: Not related to

Laying on the left side places the heart closer to the stethoscope.
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