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The first heart sound, part 2: loudness of S1
A lot of information is enciphered in heart sound.  There are two main problems:  it is difficult to perceive this sound because it is too faint, and it is not simple to interpret reaped information.  The later is some kind of understanding a foreign language.  Let us continue our talk about the language of the heart.
Learn about intensity of the first heart sound
How to detect a left atrial myxoma by auscultation
How to detect a left atrial myxoma by auscultationIs it possible to find left atrial myxoma bedside? 

Sometimes it is possible.  But cardiac myxomas are a rare illness.  It is almost impossible to get corresponding experience auscultating a lot of such patients.  

Our patient described below had clear and bright auscultatory picture of the left atrial myxoma.  You can learn this case and probably one day you will make the correct diagnosis by auscultation alone.
Learn about auscultatory signs of left atrial myxoma
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