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Aortic Sclerosis Lesson

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece

patient position during auscultation
The patient's position is supine.


This aortic sclerosis murmur is fairly loud, heard early in systole. When viewing the waveform, notice the diamond-shaped appearance. Regular vibrations of this murmur provide a musical quality (cooing).

It is caused by turbulent blood flow into the aorta. Diastole is silent and S1 and S2 are normal.


Heart Sounds Video

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