Cardiovascular System- Percussion

It is done to see the enlargement of the dullness of the cardiac region. It is useful to locate the cardiac apex and especially to determine the cardiac border in cases of suspected pericardial effusion when the apical impulse cannot be palpated. User can listen to the percussion sound played as user clicks on respective areas through the simulated activity.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using graphics

Gender Specific




     Cardiac dullness is preserved



     The system will display a patient’s anterior view

     Click on the toggle button to see the Normal mode and X-ray mode.

     User can click cardiac region of the image to percuss the heart position.

     Listen whether the percussion sound is dull or resonant to identify the border position of the heart.