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Wheeze Reference Guide

Wheeze

Wheezes are adventitious lung sounds that are continuous with a musical quality. Wheezes can be high or low pitched. High pitched wheezes may have an auscultation sound similar to squeaking. Lower pitched wheezes have a snoring or moaning quality. The proportion of the respiratory cycle occupied by the wheeze roughly corresponds to the degree of airway obstruction. Wheezes are caused by narrowing of the airways.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Wheeze


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Wheeze




Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

S1:
Systole:
S2:
Diastole:
Features:Wheezes are continuous, musical sounds, high or low pitched. Typically more pronounced on expiration
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