How to Identify Heart Murmurs

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Lecture Overview

Following on from Joanne's 'Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds' video, this lecture goes on to explain how to recognise a murmur and its causes and how learning to correctly listen to heart sounds can help you differentiate between valvular stenosis and regurgitation (includes audio examples). We recommend you listen to the 'Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds' lecture as a basic overview before undertaking this learning.


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42-bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called 'Blogging for your Noggin'. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process! See Educator Profile

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First Published23 June 2019
Updated23 June 2019
15 July 2021
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