"Heart Sounds" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The sounds heard over the cardiac region produced by the functioning of the heart. There are four distinct sounds: the first occurs at the beginning of SYSTOLE and is heard as a "lubb" sound; the second is produced by the closing of the AORTIC VALVE and PULMONARY VALVE and is heard as a "dupp" sound; the third is produced by vibrations of the ventricular walls when suddenly distended by the rush of blood from the HEART ATRIA; and the fourth is produced by atrial contraction and ventricular filling.
- Heart Sounds
- Heart Sound
- Sound, Heart
- Sounds, Heart
- Cardiac Sounds
- Cardiac Sound
- Sound, Cardiac
- Sounds, Cardiac
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Heart Sounds" by people in Profiles.
Pallangyo P, Lyimo F, Bhalia S, Makungu H, Nyangasa B, Lwakatare F, Suranyi P, Janabi M. Bilateral multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms associated with cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Jul 19; 11(1):196.
Westman EC, Matchar DB, Samsa GP, Mulrow CD, Waugh RA, Feussner JR. Accuracy and reliability of apical S3 gallop detection. J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Aug; 10(8):455-7.
Margolius FR, Sneed NV, Hollerbach AD. Accuracy of apical pulse rate measurements in young children. Nurs Res. 1991 Nov-Dec; 40(6):378-80.
RUSHMER RF, SPARKMAN DR, POLLEY RF, BRYAN EE, BRUCE RR, WELCH GB, BRIDGES WC. Variability in detection and interpretation of heart murmurs; a comparison of auscultation and stethography. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952 Jun; 83(6):740-54.