Montse Rabanal – Veterinary cardiologist – Veterinary ECG
Auscultation records can be very useful for different vital aspects:
• Visualize the phonocardiogram can help us to identify some heart murmurs (systolic, continuous, diastolic) o unusual beats as mitral regurgitation or mitral valve prolapse that will decrease left ventricular preload and move the murmur onset closer to S1; or the appearance of new extra sounds (S3 or S4); systolic ejection clicks detection, etc. that will help to connect different cardiopathies or hemodynamic situations.
• Save the auscultations can be used to compare the evolution of the patient, even you can compare with other patient´s auscultations.
• Share records with other co-workers can help to solve doubts
• Even more, the sound´s software can be used to slow down the auscultation and, easily, identify the cardiac sounds, especially in cats.
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