Tapping apex – MCQ – Answer

Tapping apex

Tapping apex is a feature of – Correct Answer: b) Mitral stenosis

Tapping apex is thought to be actually the palpable loud first heart sound.
Pulmonary stenosis and tricuspid stenosis do not affect the character of the apex beat, being right sided lesions.

Aortic stenosis produces a heaving apex beat which is forceful and sustained, due to left ventricular hypertrophy.

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