Cardiovascular Medicine Book




Pistol-Shot Sound

Aka: Pistol-Shot Sound
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Produced by the front of the Arterial Pulse wave
    2. Unusually high Pulse Pressure strikes arterial wall
  2. Technique
    1. Stethoscope bell is placed lightly over large artery
    2. Sharp sound like a gunshot is heard
  3. Etiologies
    1. Aortic Regurgitation
    2. Other Conditions with high Pulse Pressure
      1. Essential Hypertension
      2. Thyrotoxicosis
      3. Anemia

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