Aortic Stenosis

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece
patient position during auscultation

The patient's position should be sitting.

Lesson

This case presents a diamond-shaped systolic murmur associated with aortic stenosis. The first and second heart sounds are normal. The murmur starts in systole, shortly after the first heart sound and ends before the second heart sound.

The murmur is mid to high-pitched and is usually auscultated with the chestpiece diaphragm.

The anatomy video shows a markedly thickened left ventricle. The aortic valve leaflets are thickened and immobile. The murmur is caused by turbulent flow across the stenotic aortic valve.



Waveform





Heart Sounds Video

The animation shows a markedly thickened left ventricle. The aortic valve leaflets are thickened and immobile. The murmur is caused by turbulent flow across the stenotic aortic valve.


Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN. Last Update: 11/28/2021


An error has occurred. This application may no longer respond until reloaded. Reload 🗙