Auscult heart

The right side of the heart is ausculted similarly to the left side.  Murmurs involving the tricuspid valve may be heard on this side.  The apex of the heart lies caudal to the elbow at the sixth intercostal space.  The base of the heart lies cranial to the elbow.  The tricuspid valve is located between the shoulder and elbow at the third intercostal space.

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Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003