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 13


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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By El M. on 20. October 2021 for Examination of the Cardiovascular System

excellent tutor. I have always enjoyed Dr. Holts lectures from Rheumatology but this is my best lecture series in lecturio so far

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By Nehemiah W. on 17. October 2021 for Auscultation of the Heart: Heart Sounds

10000000 x better than "medical school." I think medical school actually makes you dumber. This is the way to go.

By Manuel Francisco B. on 23. September 2021 for Physical Exam Findings in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Excellent , this is what I was waiting for. Thank you very much!

Great in general but missing heart sounds examples.
By Robert H. N. on 23. September 2021 for Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

In general, great course. Was missing examples of normal and pathological heart sounds to be played in since with the relevant parts of the course.