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Crackles - high-pitched (Rales)

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

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.

Sources


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