Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 18 - The Cardiovascular System: The Heart - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 690: 2a(2)

Answer

Place the stethoscope at the fifth intercostal space at the midclavicular line.

Work Step by Step

Sound travels obliquely from the heart to the chest wall. The mitral valve is closest to the apex of the heart so the mitral valve sound is heard below and to the left of the heart.
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