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The bell of the stethoscope is more useful than the diaphragm for hearing:Using the bell of the stethoscope at the apex is more useful for hearing low-pitched presystolic gallops. The patient should lie in the supine or left lateral recumbent position.In which location would carotid bruits be heard best?Carotid artery bruits are best heard at the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.The amplitude of pulses is recorded on a(n):
The amplitude of pulses is recorded on a numeric scale of 0 to 4; 0 is absent, not palpable; 1 is diminished, barely palpable; 2 is expected finding; 3 is full, increased; and 4 is boundingWhat does the S2 sound represent?A. The beginning of systoleB. The closure of the aortic and pulmonicvalvesC. The closure of the tricuspid and mitralvalvesD. Opening of the aortic and pulmonic valvesB) The closure of the aortic and pulmonic valves