The Sound Of A Heartbeat In The Right Lung When Using A Stethoscope?
Hello, wr, wb., if on auscultation you hear a heartbeat in the right lung, what symptoms does this indicate?
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The normal position of the heart is in the chest cavity and touching the right and left lungs. However, most of the heart tends to be on the left, and the tapered end of the heart (ictus cordis) is normally located on the left side of the chest.
Through a physical examination such as tapping the chest (percussion) or listening with a stethoscope (auscultation), the doctor can estimate the size, shape and boundaries of the heart. If the shape and position of the heart is opposite to its normal shape, i.e. the ictus cordis is on the right, then this condition is known as dextrocardia which is commonly experienced by patients with site inversus conditions.
site inversus is a congenital abnormality that causes the position of the visceral organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, etc. to be in the opposite position. The patient does not require any action as long as there are no complaints.
So my explanation, I hope it's useful.