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The Cardiovascular Exam

 
 
Examination of the cardiovascular system is easy to learn but difficult to master. Careful inspection and palpation for peripheral findings, coupled with attentive auscultation of the praecordium, may allow for clinical diagnosis of a patient's cardiac pathology prior to any further investigations.

The Patient

The Hands

The Arms

The Head

The Neck

The Chest - Inspection

The Chest - Palpation

The Chest - Auscultation

The Back

The Abdomen

The Legs

 
 
 

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