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What is the basis for the sounds referred to as Korotkoff sounds? a. Laminar blood flow b....

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What is the basis for the sounds referred to as Korotkoff sounds?

a. Laminar blood flow

b. Maximal blood flow

c. Turbulent blood flow

What are the Korotkoff Sounds?:

Korotkoff sounds are heard when a stethoscope is placed distal to an inflated blood pressure cuff and sounds ranging from tapping, soft swishing, crisp to blowing sounds are heard from the artery.

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The correct answer is option c because the Korotkoff sounds are generated when a blood pressure cuff is inflated to a pressure greater than the...

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Korotkoff Sounds: Definition & Phases
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Chapter 7 / Lesson 13
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In this lesson you will learn about the five different phases of Korotkoff sounds that can be heard during the process of blood pressure measurement. We will discuss how to identify Korotkoff sounds and how health care professionals use them.


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