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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Second heart sound
- Valsalva maneuver