Heart Auscultation Introduction

Easy Auscultation is a website with auscultation training & quizzes. Our heart auscultation lessons feature an interactive, multimedia approach combining text, audio recordings, waveforms and anatomical animations. In addition, a heart & lung sounds guide provides a quick way to listen to specific sounds.

Auscultation Definition

Heart auscultation is the process of listening to murmurs and other cardiac sounds.

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Heart Murmurs and Sounds

Heart auscultation may reveal murmurs which are associated with heart valve abnormalities. Heart sounds can indicate congenital heart problems, myocarditis or pericardial friction rub. Listed below are our short courses on heart sounds. Each course can be taken in 15-20 minutes.

First Heart Sounds
Second Heart Sounds
Extra Heart Sounds
Systolic Murmurs
Diastolic Murmurs
Complex Conditions
Congenital Abnormalities
Cardiac Conditions Associated With Sudden Death
Auscultation in Primary Care
Heart & Lung Sounds Reference Guide

Heart Sounds - Extended

Heart auscultation can include examination for carotid artery bruit or pulmonary arterial hypertension. This requires additional auscultation techniques and knowledge. Additional lessons, cases and quizzes for these topics are available for from a cooperative website (PracticalClinicalSkills.com):
Abdominal Sounds
Carotid Bruit