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 21


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 MD 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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Provide approach of history taking
By Arnab B. on 30. July 2023 for Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

It would be helpful if you provide informations about how to differentiate between various diseases of cvs & respiratory system & how to diagnose various cases of cvs & respiratory system by history taking

Excellent explanation from Dr Holt
By Zakaria S. on 07. March 2023 for Special Tests in the Lung Examination

excellent explanation. one regret i have is that i should have gotten membership during the early years of my medical training. biggest regret

Cardiovascular system and Respiratory system
By Jude E. on 08. February 2023 for Examination of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System

The lecture was fascinating., it helped me with much understanding of the content. Sound and presentation awesome.

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.