Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

The physical examination of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems is a fundamental part of the standard physical exam. It understandably relies on the previous comprehension of the anatomy and physiology of the relevant structures. Mainly, this exam consists of the inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation of the thorax, along with the medical history.

The assessment focuses on the integrity and proper functioning of the heart, great vessels, and thoracic cage, and lungs. The key is to identify and distinguish normal functioning from abnormal conditions, including heart sounds, murmurs, arrhythmias, pleural diseases, and normal and adventitious breath sounds.

Course Details

  • Videos 22
  • Duration 1:59 h
  • Quiz questions 55
  • Concept Pages 16


Your Educators of course Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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Excellent course and well presented
By Dr Michael E A. on 12. September 2022 for Examination of the Cardiovascular System

Dr. Holt teaches a great course ... very educational and well presented. He speaks distinctly and slow enough that I can take in very word. For me, that is essential for learning and recalling the details of this course.

Very good
By Umar A. on 14. June 2022 for Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

Easy to understand and itโ€™s pretty entertaining as well as fun to learn

HOCUM explained with Ease
By Katherine D. on 06. June 2022 for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy โ€“ Systolic Murmurs

The use of tips for practicing, diagrams alongside the lecture and having a patient present made this interesting and easy to remember.

By Lorraine J. on 21. April 2022 for Quick Review: Examination of the Cardiovascular System

Great!, thorough lectures that are intensive, but very clear to follow.