types of heart murmurs

Last reviewed 01/2018

This section contains information concerning different types of murmur that may be heard.

Note, with reference to valvular lesions that:

  • systolic murmurs imply incompetence of atrioventricular valve or stenosis/sclerosis of semilunar valve.
  • diastolic murmurs imply stenosis of atrioventricular valve or incompetence of semilunar valve