Gallop rhythm

Gallop rhythm is a three-membered heart rate, resembling the sound of a galloping horse; is determined by auscultation of the heart in patients with damage to the heart muscle. When Gallop rhythm, besides the usual two tones during diastole heart heard a quiet third tone, accompanied by a push. He is best detected with direct auscultate ear. Gallop rhythm may appear when myocardial infarction, decompensated heart disease, myocarditis, hypertension, severe cardiosclerosis, chronic nephritis and serves as an important sign of weakness of the heart muscle.