Heart Sounds Quiz

Heart Sounds Quiz

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Question 1

Which stenosis is heard at the second right intercostal space?

A
Mitral Stenosis
B
Pulmonic Stenosis
C
Tricuspid Stenosis
D
Aortic Stenosis
Question 1 Explanation: 
The aortic area is found in at the second intercostal space on the right side of the chest. Sounds heard at the aortic area: - Aortic Stenosis - Flow Murmur - Aortic Valve Sclerosis
Question 2

Where would you hear an ventricular septal defect when auscultating the heart?

A
Aortic area
B
Pulmonic area
C
Tricuspid area
D
Mitral area
Question 3

Where would you hear a mitral regurgitation?

A
On the right side of the chest over the 2nd intercostal space
B
On the left side of the chest over the apex of the heart.
C
On the left sternal border.
D
Over the tricuspid area
Question 3 Explanation: 
The mitral area is located on the left side over the apex of the heart at the mid clavicular line. A systolic sound here would indicate mitral regurgitation. A diastolic sound here would indicate mitral stenosis.
Question 4

Where would you listen to  hear pulmonic stenosis?

A
apex of the heart at 4th or 5th intercostal space along the mid clavicular line.
B
3rd to 5th intercostal space along the left sternal border.
C
Along the right sternal border.
D
2nd intercostal space along the left sternal border.
Question 5

Which of these would be heard while auscultating the right side of the chest?

A
Aortic regurgitation
B
Ventricular septal defect
C
Mitral regurgitation
D
Pulmonic stenosis
Question 6

Which one of these is NOT heard at the pulmonic area?

A
Pulmonic regurgitation
B
Pulmonic stenosis
C
Flow mumur (e.g. atrial septal defect)
Question 6 Explanation: 
First Aid for the USMLE has a good chart covering auscultation of the heart that shows where all these sounds are located.
Question 7

Which of the following options can be called an "opening snap"?

A
Aortic or Pulmonic Stenosis
B
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
C
Tricuspid or Mitral Stenosis
D
Aortic Regurgitation
Question 8

Which of the following options may be known as an "ejection click"?

A
Aortic or Pulmonic Stenosis
B
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
C
Mitral Valve Stenosis
D
Ventricular Septal Defects
E
Pulmonary Hypertension
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