The Cardiovascular ExaminationBook (48 pages) & cd-rom

ISBN: 978-90-77201-19-0

authors: Dr. E. van Duijnhoven & Dr. A. Gorgels

  • Introduction
  • History-taking
  • The heart
  • Position of the heart with respect to the thoracic wall
  • Inspection
  • General inspection
  • Thorax shape
  • Precordial impulses and retractions
  • The apex
  • Right ventricle impulses and retractions
  • Other pulsations
  • Jugular veins
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation
  • Heart tones
  • Auscultation points
  • Murmurs
  • Pericardial rub
  • Heart examination procedure
  • Peripheral circulation
  • Inspection of the arterial and venous circulation
  • Palpation of the venous and arterial circulation
  • Palpation of the arteries
  • Auscultation of the arteries
  • Palpation of the veins
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Procedure 
  • Influencing factors

The Cardiovascular Examination