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Ep 72 – Back to basics: heart sounds and cardiac examination


Posted 21 Apr 2023

Dr Yassir Javaid

In this episode, which has been recorded for Chronic Conditions Month 2023, Dr Yassir Javaid (GP with a Specialist Interest in Cardiology) discusses auscultation of the heart sounds. Auscultation is an important aspect of the cardiac examination and can give an indication of significant underlying structural heart disease – particularly valve disease, which is becoming increasingly prevalent as the population ages. But which patients should be auscultated and what specifically should clinicians be listening for? Dr Javaid answers these questions with reference to audio examples of heart sounds and murmurs, and it is highly recommended to listen to this episode using good-quality headphones.


More information on Chronic Conditions month can be found here.

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