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Bronchovesicular

Bronchovesicular

Inspiration to expiration periods are equal. These are normal sounds in the mid-chest area or in the posterior chest between the scapula. They reflect a mixture of the pitch of the bronchial breath sounds heard near the trachea and the alveoli with the vesicular sound. They have an I:E ratio of 1:1.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchovesicular


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchovesicular



Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be sitting.

Listening Tips

Features:Inspiration to expiration periods are equal. Low to medium pitch. Soft intensity.


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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