First Heart Sound (Minimally Split)

On occasion the first heart sound can be made up of two separate sounds separated by a very small interval (20-30 milliseconds).

The Mitral component (caused by closure of the Mitral valve) comes first and is louder than the Tricuspid component (caused by closure of the Tricuspid valve).

A minimally split first heart sound is a normal variation of the first heart sound.

First Heart Sound (Minimally Split)
The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is the Tricuspid position. For this sound, use stethoscope's Diaphragm.


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The recommended patient position is Supine

Phonocardiogram

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This waveform plots sound amplitude on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis.

Heart Animation

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