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Bronchial

Bronchial

Bronchial breath sounds are hollow, tubular sounds that are higher pitched compared to vesicular sounds. They can be auscultated over the trachea where they are considered normal. There is a distinct pause in the sound between inspiration and expiration. I:E ratio is 1:3.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchial


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Bronchial



Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

Features:Hollow, tubular sounds that are higher-pitched. Considered abnormal if heard over the peripheral lung fields. Distinct pause in the sound between inspiration and expiration. Inspiration to expiration ratio of 1:2 or 1:3


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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