Holosystolic murmur - 1 , occupies all of systole, and ends...

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Learning Issue : I-II/VI holosystolic Murmur and general murmur information Name: Michael Holmes Heart murmurs are relatively prolonged extra heart sounds heard during systole or diastole; and they often indicate a problem. Murmurs are caused by some disruption in the flow of blood into, through, or out of the heart. The characteristics of a murmur depend on the adequacy of valve function, the size of the opening, the rate of blood flow, the vigor of myogardium, and the thickness and consistency of the overlying tissues through which a murmur must be heard. Holosystolic (pansystolic)-Begins with S
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Unformatted text preview: 1 , occupies all of systole, and ends at S 2 Grade I-Barely audible in quite room Grade II-Quiet but clearly audible Grade III- Moderately loud Grade IV-Loud, associated with thrill Grade V-Very loud, thrill easily palpable Grade VI-Very loud, audible with stethoscope not in contact with the chest, thrill papalble and visible Thrill-A palpable vibration or tremor resulting from a cardiac murmur or disruption in vascular blood flow Source: Siedel HM, Ball JW, Dins JE, Flynn JA, Solmon BS, Stewart, RW. Mosbys Guide to Physical Examination . 7th ed.: Mosby, Inc.; 2011: 402-405....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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