November 27, 2011

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals
S3 heart sound, or a ventricular gallop, occurs just after S2 at the end of ventricular diastole. This is due to a premature rush of blood into a ventricle that is stiff or dilated. The combination of S1, S2, and S3 sounds like “Ken-tuck-y.”