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Summation Gallop at 120 beats per minute C31 31

Description

At a heart rate of 120 beats per minute, the diastolic period is shortened. This causes the third and fourth sound to be superimposed, creating a single loud sound. The anatomy video shows an enlarged left ventricle with decreased left ventricular contractility and a minimally enlarged left atrium.

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virtual auscultation of patient torso
auscultation position of patient
The patient's position should be supine.




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The cardiac animation shows an enlarged left ventricle with decreased left ventricular contractility and a minimally enlarged left atrium.









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