Heart Sounds Murmurs Reference Guide
This reference guide for heart sounds includes over a hundred audio recordngs with compansion text descriptions. Audio tracks include both recorded patient heart murmurs and simulated heart murmurs. This list of sounds can be filtered by auscultation position.
Learn heart murmurs and other abnormal heart sounds using these courses. Over 60 lessons present systolic and diastolic murmurs, third (S3) and fourth (S4) heart sounds and congenital conditions. Each lesson includes audio, text, phonocardiogram and cardiac animation.Use the Quick Links panel to select a course.
We recommend that students start with our Introduction to Heart Murmurs page.
Heart Murmurs Introduction
Then take the Normal Heart Sounds course and progress down the list of additional courses, at least through the Diastolic Murmurs course. Courses typically take 15-20 minutes. Our Auscultation in Primary Care followed by Basic Lung Sounds is another excellent learning pathway.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Learn to recognize abnormal heart sounds related to pulmonary arterial hypertension. This is a new course, developed by Dr Jon Keroes and David Lieberman.
This course extends auscultation skills by a series of case studies related to carotid artery disease. Using our carotid artery exam simulator, you will be to identify carotid bruit, which is caused by turbulent blood flow in an artery which supplies blood to the brain.
Carotid Artery Exam Course
New! Heart Sound Drills
Our newest auscultation course. This module is designed to help intermediate learners to
efficiently recognize heart sound splits as well as s3 and s4. The drill features in this
software help students be confident when ausucultating the heart. Individualized progress tracking is available.
Heart Sounds Drill
Auscultation Repetition Training
For some learners, auscultation repetition training is a useful complement to our courses. We provide repetition training along with a dynamic phonocardiogram for helping users memorize each sound.
Dr Jon Keroes, Cardiologist
David Lieberman, Cardiac Simulation Engineer
Dr Barbara Erikson, Heart Sounds Educator/Author
The creators of these heart sounds murmurs materials have been key contributors to other heart auscultation books and CDs, including:
- The Virtual Cardiac Patient: A Multimedia Guide to Heart Sounds and Murmurs,
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,
- Introduction to Heart Sounds CD,
Publisher: 3M Littmann,
- Prentice Hall Heart and Lung Sounds,
Workbook and CD,
- Simplified Introduction to Heart and Lung Sounds,
- SoundBuilder for Heart Sounds - iPhone Edition,
Publisher: 3M Littmann