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How does your doctor listen to your heart during exam?

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Your doctor will use a stethoscope to hear your heartbeat. The opening and closing of your heart's valves make a "lub dub" noise. The doctor can check your heart and valve health and hear your heart's rate and rhythm by listening to those sounds.

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American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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