November 28, 2011

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals
S4 heart sound, or an atrial gallop, occurs just before S1 or ventricular systole. The sound of an S4 is similar to that of “Ten-es-see.” Physiologically, it is due to an atrial contraction pushing against a ventricle that is not accepting blood.

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