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sounds between S1 and S2 in athletes

Discussion in 'Cardiology' started by irie, May 14, 2007.

  1. irie

    irie royale with cheese 7+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    I noticed a faint sound that lasted the duration of systole in a male runner. I only heard it at the pulmonic area and it had a mild crescendo effect. HR=45, BP 102/65...he's a runner.

    It didn't sound like any of the murmurs I've heard on the heart sound tutorials. I'm trying to learn what is normal and what the physiology of this sound might be. What should I be considering?

    My guess: Stroke volume large enough to cause audible flow.
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  3. Soul


    May 20, 2007
    How old is he? most probably it is physiological murmur (very faint,grade <3/6). Atheletes may have mild ventrivular hypertrophy which may also produce systolic murmur. If asymptomatic, no further test is required.

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