What are s1 and s2 heart sounds?

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The "lub" is the first heart sound, commonly termed S1, and is caused by turbulence caused by the closure of mitral and tricuspid valves at the start of systole. The second heart sound, "dub" or S2, is caused by the closure of the aortic and pulmonic valves, marking theend of systole.

Where can I hear s3 and s4 heart sounds? An S3 heart sound is best heard with the bell-side of the stethoscope (used for lower frequency sounds). A left-sided S3 is best heard in the left lateral decubitus position and at the apex of the heart, which is normally located in the 5th left intercostal space at the midclavicular line.

What determines cardiac output? Medical Definition of Cardiac outputCardiac output: The amount of blood the heart pumps through the circulatory system in a minute. The amount of blood put out by the left ventricle of the heart in one contraction is called the stroke volume. The stroke volume and the heart rate determine the cardiacoutput.

What is the center of the heart called? This wall is called the septum. Chambers of theheart.

What does a cardiac gallop indicate? Gallop rhythm is a mechanical event associated with a relatively rapid rate of ventricular filling and characterized by a ventricular bulge and a low-frequency sound. Left atrial gallopoccurs 0.14 second after the onset of the P wave. Atrial gallop is of no prognostic significance and is not related to heart failure.