clinical examination of the cardiovascular system

The patient, suitably undressed, should lie on an examination couch with the head and neck at 45 degrees to the horizontal.

The following features of a patient should be observed during a cardiovascular examination:

  • general appearance
  • hands
  • blood pressure
  • face
  • neck
  • praecordium
  • back
  • abdomen
  • other

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Last reviewed 01/2018