Abnormal heart sounds caused by alterations in the flow of blood into a chamber, through a valve, or by a valve opening or closing abnormally. Not all heart diseases cause murmurs and not all murmurs indicate heart disease.

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The Auscultation Assistant
Audio to differentiate the characteristics of heart murmurs and discussion of the different types of murmurs.
Cardiac Auscultation
Heart sounds to listen to including a normal heart to compare sounds.
Cardiothoracic Surgery of Savannah
Includes an explanation of how heart valves work, and audio files with the sounds of common heart valve murmurs.
Cincinnati Children's Heart Center
The heart center encyclopedia offers information about heart murmurs. Includes the types, signs and symptoms and common questions.
Family Practice Notebook: Heart Auscultation
Examination of valve murmurs. Detailed topics such as characteristics, timing, severity, causes and management.
Heart Murmurs and Your Child
An article addressing the diagnoses of this disorder, as well as congenital heart defects, common heart defects and their treatment.
Landon Pediatric Foundation
Fred Leong M.D looks at common heart sounds and murmurs in infants, innocent murmurs, pathologic murmurs, and diastolic continuous murmurs. Audio as well to hear the heart sounds.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Heart sounds
Article about the definition, alternative names, common causes in detail, what to expect from your doctor and test procedures of heart murmurs.
School of Nursing
Presented are audio of numerous heart sounds and murmurs.

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