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Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy

Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy

When a patient whispers '1-2-3', the voice high frequencies, or soft vowel sounds are dampened in a normal lung. Ask the patient to whisper '1-2-3' several times while auscultating the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible. Compare this sound to the recording found in the "Whispered Pectoriloquy - Abnormal" lesson.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Whispered Pectoriloquy - Healthy



Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be sitting.

Listening Tips

Features:Ask patient to whisper 1-2-3 several times. Auscultate chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, '1-2-3' is not intelligible


Waveform (Phonocardiogram)

Authors

These authors contributed the audio recordings and text found in this reference guide: Jon Keroes, MD,Diane Wrigley, PA, and David Lieberman.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.



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