korotkoff sound

Physiology

Auscultatory gap in hypertension

Sometimes during manual blood pressure measurement by auscultatory method, after a few initial tapping sounds, no sound is heard for a variable duration and then the sounds are heard again. This period when no sound is heard is called as auscultatory gap. Korotkoff sounds: When the cuff pressure is great enough to close the artery […]

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