Aortic Stenosis -Mild

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In early systole there is an aortic ejection click followed by a diamond shaped systolic murmur which ends mid-way through systole. It is a mid-frequency murmur. As the condition worsens the murmur frequency increases.

The first heart sound is normal. The second heart sound is physiologically split. The aortic component of the second heart sound is louder than normal.

The Anatomy tab shows thickened aortic valve leaflets with decreased movement. The left ventricle wall thickness is increased.


Aortic Stenosis -Mild
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

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

Heart Animation

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Listening Tips
A synopsis of important sound features and timing for this abnormality.
Systole: Click, then early diamond shaped murmur.
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