Effect of the Valsalva Maneuver on the Second Heart Sound

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The Valsalva maneuver should be incorporated into the routine of auscultation even when a murmur is absent. Valsalva release affects the second heart sound. It is particularly helpful during detailed, non-perfunctory auscultation in patients with bundle branch block.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology (Switzerland)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


  • Auscultation
  • Second heart sound
  • Valsalva maneuver


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