Discuss about the origin of heart sounds?


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With each heart beat the normal heart produces two distinct sounds described as “Lub-Dub”. The lub is caused by the closure of the atrioventricular valves, which permits flow of blood from the atria into the ventricles .this is called the first heart sound, it occurs approximately at the time of the QRS complex of the electrocardiogram.

The dub part of the heart sounds is called the second heart sound and is caused by the closing of the semilunar valves, occurs about the time of the end of the T wave of the cardiogram. A third heart sound is heard especially in young adults. Atrial heart sound is not audible and it occurs when the atria do not contract.