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50-year-old man with recent onset jaundice


A 50-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with a history of colon cancer and recent onset of jaundice.

Abdominal tenderness in right upper quadrant. Normal BP (120/80). Jaundice is noted in sclera. Abdomen is distended. Swollen ankles.


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Significant independent predictors of the presence of a confirmed cardiac lesion:

  • A loud murmur of intensity 3 or greater.
  • Best heard at the pulmonic location (2LICS).
  • Harsh sound.
  • Pansystolic murmur.
  • Systolic click.
  • Abnormal second heart sound - fixed splitting during respiration.
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50-year-old man with recent onset jaundice

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