Cerebrovascular Investigation

Auscultation over the heart can detect new or emerging noise and arrhythmias. Flow noise through the skull to see an arteriovenous malformation or fistula, or an occasional rückwärtsgericheten blood flow through the circle of Willis after a Karotisverschluss. Auscultation of the carotid can reveal flow noise near the bifurcation; too strong palpation should be avoided. By placing the stethoscope on the neck along the carotid artery toward the heart of…

September 3, 2018