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Heart Sounds, Murmurs, and Valvular Heart Disease

  • Eric Walsh

Abstract

Heart sounds are caused by turbulence in blood or vibration of cardiac and vascular structures. This turbulence is caused by acceleration or deceleration of blood flow or blood flowing through an orifice or across a surface that is rough or uneven. When heart valves are stenotic or calcified, the valves themselves may create a sound. However heavily calcified, stenotic valves do not move well and therefore are often not capable of creating heart sounds loud enough to be heard.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Patent Ductus Arteriosus Valvular Heart Disease 
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