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Acute Pericarditis - case

This is an example of acute pericarditis as auscultated at Erb's Point. Murmurs are caused by turbulent blood flow across incompetent or stenonic valves. In contrast, a pericardial friction rub is caused by the rubbing together of two surfaces of the pericardial sack. The pericardial friction rub has three parts; a systolic component, an early diastolic component and a late diastolic component. The first and second heart sounds are obscured by the rubbing sounds. In the anatomy video you can see the yellow fluid accumulation around the heart caused by an inflamed pericardial sack.

Listen

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation
The patient's position should be sitting leaning forward.

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Visualize

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Observe

Review the cardiac animation and notice the yellow fluid accumulation around the heart caused by an inflamed pericardial sack.


t: Acute Pericarditis case


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