First Heart Sound - Decreased Intensity

A decreased intensity first heart sound can be produced by various heart abnormalities, such as a viral infection of the heart called a cardiomyopathy.

Other conditions include a previous heart attack and decreased thyroid function.

The decreased intensity first heart sound is due to a decrease in the vigor of contraction of the left ventricle. See the anatomy tab.

First Heart Sound - Decreased Intensity
The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is the Mitral 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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