Listen to Heart Sounds


Introduction

There are several ways to listen to heart sounds and murmurs and learn their clinical significance on this website: lessons, reference library and repetition training drills.


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Heart Sounds Reference Guide

Our reference guide includes over a hundred heart sounds, simulated as well as real recordings.

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Listening to Heart Sounds Lessons

Listen to heart sounds and learn auscultation using our courses and lessons. They span abnormal heart sounds that include heart murmurs, third (S3) and fourth (S4) heart sounds and congenital conditions. Introduction to Heart Murmurs.


Normal Heart Sounds
This course will teach you about auscultation of normal heart sounds including split and unsplit second heart sounds heard at various heart rates and auscultation points.
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First Heart Sounds
This course will teach you about first heart sound auscultation. Before you take this course you should have finished the Normal Heart Sounds course and feel comfortable with your ability to listen and recognize normal heart sounds.
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Second Heart Sounds
This course will teach you about the second heart sound. Before you take this course you should have finished the Normal Heart Sound and First Heart Sound courses. You should feel comfortable with the material presented.
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Extra Heart Sounds (S3 and S4)
This course will teach you about auscultation of the third and fourth heart sounds. Before you take this course you should have finished the Normal, First, and Second Heart Sound courses. You should feel comfortable with the material presented.
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Systolic Murmurs
This course will teach you about Systolic Murmurs. Before you take this course you should have finished our auscultation courses titled Normal, First and Second Heart Sound, and Extra Heart Sound. You should feel comfortable with the material presented.
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Diastolic Murmurs
This course will teach you about auscultation of Diastolic Murmurs. Before you take this course you should have finished the Normal, First and Second Heart sound, and Extra Heart Sound courses. You should feel comfortable with the material presented.
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Complex Conditions
This course will teach you about complex conditions where there are murmurs in both systole and diastole. Before taking this auscultation course you should be familiar with the previous material on systolic murmurs, diastolic murmurs, extra heart sounds, etc.
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Congenital Abnormalities
This course will teach you how to identify the auscultatory sounds associated with congenital heart conditions. Before taking this course you should have completed the courses concerning heart sounds and murmurs and be comfortable with the material.
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Cardiac Conditions Associated with Sudden Death
This course will teach you how to identify sounds associated with conditions leading to sudden death. Before taking this course you should have completed the courses concerning heart sounds and murmurs and be comfortable with the material.
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Auscultation in Primary Care
This course is a survey of normal and abnormal heart sounds and murmurs encountered in primary care . The course starts with normal heart sounds and continues with extra heart sounds and murmurs.
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Quick Links to Extra Heart Sounds

Some users prefer to use these quick links to concise information and audio recordings.


Repetition Training

As a supplement to our courses and reference guides, we provide auscultation repetition training. This training is available using courses or quick lessons.
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Heart Sounds Audio
Systolic Murmur
Holosystolic Murmur
Auscultated
S1 Heart Sound
S2 Heart Sound
First Heart Sound
Second Heart Sound
Aortic Sclerosis
Aortic Stenosis
Acute Pericarditis
Aortic Regurgitation
Atrial Septal Defect
Cardiomyopathy
Coarctation of the Aorta
Innocent Murmur
Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Myocarditis
Pulmonary Stenosis
Pulmonic Regurgitation
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Tricuspid Stenosis
Ventricular Septal Defect
Wheezing
Heart Murmur Sounds
Heart Auscultation