Mitral Regurgitation 26

Listen

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation
The patient's position should be supine.

Description

The murmur of mitral regurgitation is a mid-frequency, rectangular murmur taking up all of systole. S1 is normal. S2 is single. There is a third heart sound gallop in diastole. Both the left ventricle and the left atrium are enlarged. The murmur is caused by turbulent flow through the incompetent mitral valve leaflets into the left atrium.

Visualize

static waveform for 43

Observe

Both the left ventricle and the left atrium are enlarged. The murmur is caused by turbulent flow through the incompetent mitral valve leaflets into the left atrium.





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