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6-month-old with poor appetite

History

6-month-old girl with poor appetite and shortness of breath.

Exam

Use the 'heart sounds' link above to virtually auscultate this patient.



Auscultation Tips

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.
Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN. Last Update: 11/18/2020

6-month-old with poor appetite

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