Pericardial Rub

Brief Information
A rubbing sound due to the friction of visceral and parietal pericard layers.
Findings on Examination
The rubbing may occupy all of systole an diastole. It is intense, grating, machine-like sound; which may have 3 components and obliterate heart sounds. If it has only 1 or 2 components, it may sound like murmur.

Heart Sound
Compare with
Normal Heart Sound (441K)

  compiled by Dr R S MacWalter, Consultant Physician, Tayside Universtiy Hospitals Hospitals NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecutrer, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, Duncan MacWalter and Gordon MacWalter.