murmur

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murmur

Med any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest
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murmur

[′mər·mər]
(medicine)
A blowing or roaring heart sound heard through the wall of the chest; caused by blood flow through a defective valve.
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Table I shows a breakdown of the three clinical scenarios focused on normal heart sounds, third and fourth heart sound, systolic murmurs (innocent murmur and mitral valve prolapse), and diastolic murmurs (chronic and acute aortic regurgitation).
Structure of errors at auscultative diagnostics with the PTAS (%) conventional notations Character and location Students V Students VI of murmurs year year P Heart tones on apex 45 55 62 38 0.0231 Heart tones on A2, P2 58 42 46 54 NS Character of murmurs 67 33 69 31 NS PMI of systolic murmurs 71 29 69 31 NS PMI of diastolic murmurs 85 15 77 23 NS Diagnostic conclusion 68 32 54 46 NS + correct complete diagnosis; [+ or -] correct, but incomplete diagnosis; - erroneous diagnosis, III-VI - years of training in medical school A2 - aortic region - right upper sternal border, P2 - pulmonic region - left upper sternal border, PMI - point of maximal intensity Table 5.
Levine and the history of the grading systolic murmurs. Am J Cardiol 2008; 102: 1107-10.

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