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#1 Clementine

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:39 PM

Does anyone know what P2 is? It is written in this context:
Heart: Slightly tachycardic. I do not appreciate a prominent P2.

Whatever it is, it sounds good.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:44 PM

Hey Tang,
Here's all I could find about P2 that actual explains what it is:

The intensity of P2 is determined by:

• Pulmonary arterial pressure, particularly the diastolic pressure
• Size of the pulmonary artery
• Degree of apposition of the pulmonary valve leaflets

I got this from Auscultation of heart sounds, an article from the Chinese Medicine and biological journals. None of the other sources actually explained what generated it. It seems to fit and Yes, "do not appreciate a prominent P2" does sound really good!

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