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Crackles - high-pitched (Rales)

Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

Features:Brief, popping sounds that are high-pitched. Fine crackles are similar to wood burning in a fireplace. Crackles are more commonly heard during inspiration

Waveform (Phonocardiogram)

Authors and Sources

Authors and Reviewers


Sources

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