Pericardial fremitus – palpable pericardial rub

Pericardial fremitus – palpable pericardial rub

A palpable pericardial rub is known as pericardial fremitus. It is due to the friction between the parietal and visceral layers of the pericardium. Some authors use the term as synonymous with pericardial rub [1,2].

Reference

  1. Miltgen J et al. Two Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. canetti. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Nov; 8(11): 1350–1352.
  2. Box CR et al. Statistics of Pericarditis with Effusion, from the London Hospitals
    (St. Thomas’s). Proc R Soc Med. 1910; 3(Med Sect): 104–109.