Aortic Sclerosis Lesson #680

patient thorax when auscultating by stethoscope

patient position during auscultation
The patient was supine during auscultation.


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.



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