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Forum Name: Ischemic Heart Disease
Question: S3 Gallop Rhythm
|fearuvhorses - Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:51 am||
What is S3 Gallop Rhythm, how is it caused and what are the symptoms?
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:18 pm||
An s3 is an additional sound that is heard on auscultation of the heart.
Normally, there are s1 (the first heart sound) and s2 (the second heart sound).
An s3 may be a normal finding in infants and young healthy adults and some cases of increased cardiac output. After the age of 40 years it is considered abnormal.
It is usually an indication of heart failure.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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