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Crackles - low-pitched (Rales)

Crackles - low-pitched (Rales)


Patient position
The patient's position should be seated.

Listening Tips

Features:Lowed pitched crackles are discontinuous sounds that are similar to the sounds of hook and loop fasteners being pulled apart

Waveform (Phonocardiogram)


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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