Talk:Heart murmur

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It might be a good idea to get the sounds of a heart murmur. You know audio of each grade of heart murmur so that we can get a feel. Cause the description is a little off. (talk) 07:41, 4 March 2008 (UTC)Cardinal Raven

There's till no sound files 5 years later. Pleasetry (talk) 00:48, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Same love[edit]

i dont know Heart mumurs are nothing to be scared of but should be monitored my boyfriend has one and it scared me when he told me now i dont see him different —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:01, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Systolic murmurs[edit]

Not at all sure where this heading comes from. That all such systolic murmurs are serious is undoubtedly false. Also, not sure where "The 50/50 chance of dying during surgery" comes from. I will delete, and if anyone has an objection they can restore.

Organic/Functional murmurs[edit]

I think the explanations given here for this classification are not accurate nor complete. Organic are murmurs caused by a direct lesion/disease of the heart while functional is divided into organo-functional, functional and anorganic and are due to intrinsic disturbances to the blood flow in the heart. Also, the claim that all functional murmurs are innocent is not true. I hope someone with more knowledge then me, will make the correct adjustment if needed. (talk) 15:18, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


I think a sound file of a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope should be uploaded. Pdiddyjr (talk) 17:11, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Too technical[edit]

This entry is way too complicated for the average Wikipedia reader to understand. I think it needs to be completely re-written so it reads more like an general health article for the public and less like a medical school textbook. For example, the entry refers to "Post ectopic potentiation" but the vast majority of Wikipedia users won't have the slightest idea what that means. Here's another one: "Inhalation leads to an increase in intrathoracic negative pressure..." I rewrote the first paragraph but the whole thing needs to be rewritten. Rissa, copy editor 01:11, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Which heart valve?[edit]

The first paragraph used to say a murmur is caused by blood flowing over a heart valve but didn't specify which heart valve. I changed it to "Heart murmurs are pathologic heart sounds produced when blood flows across one of the heart valves...." If a heart murmur only flows across a specific heart valve or all of them, then I think it would be useful to readers if this changed to say which one etc. Also, is there another word that can be used for "pathologic" or can it be dropped? Thank you. Rissa, copy editor 00:56, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Why does "pansystolic" redirect here?[edit]

Word not used in article. (talk) 22:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Gibson Murmur[edit]

Entry for George Alexander Gibson links here because he was the first discoverer of a heart murmur, known as the Gibson Murmur and this page links back to him - but nowhere does it state which of these murmurs is the Gibson murmur. Agree with other commenters that this page should be rewritten. Too medical. JEH (talk) 17:02, 12 February 2016 (UTC)