Diabetic Exam
 

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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