Aortic Stenosis (Diamond Shaped Systolic Murmur)

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This is an auscultation example of a diamond shaped systolic murmur associated with aortic stenosis.

The first and second heart sounds are normal. The murmur starts shortly after the first heart sound and ends before the second heart sound.

The murmur is mid to high pitched.

The anatomy tab shows a markedly thickened left ventricle. The aortic valve leaflets are thickened and immobile. The murmur is caused by turbulent flow across the stenotic aortic valve.

Aortic Stenosis (Diamond Shaped Systolic Murmur)
The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is the Aortic position. For this sound, use stethoscope's Diaphragm.


maneuver
The recommended patient position is Sitting

Phonocardiogram

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This waveform plots sound amplitude on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis.

Heart Animation

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