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Vesicular - Normal

Vesicular - Normal

Vesicular breath sounds are soft and low-pitched with a rustling quality during inspiration and are even softer during expiration. These are the most commonly auscultated breath sounds, normally heard over most of the lung surface. They have an inspiration/expiratory ratio of 3 to 1 or I:E of 3:1.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Vesicular - Normal


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Vesicular - Normal



Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

Features:Vesicular breath sounds are soft and low-pitched with a rustling quality during inspiration and even softer during expiration. Inspiration to expiration ratio of 3:1 or 4:1


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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