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Carotid Auscultation

 
 
 
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Overview

  • How to Perform

  • Auscultate within the triangle bound by the mandible, sternocleidomastoid and thyroid cartilage. Ask the patient to hold their breath.
  • Interpretation

  • Hum - low, constant murmurNormal jugular venous hum
  • Bruit - abnormal systolic sound (turbulent flow)Carotid stenosis, transmitted murmur of aortic stenosis
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