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The acquired nonprecordial peripheral pulmonary murmur of pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6839817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients had noninvasive and invasive findings consistent with massive pulmonary emboli. Both patients had an acquired nonprecordial peripheral pulmonary murmur on physical examination. One patient also demonstrated a wide, fixed-split second heart sound in addition to the acquired murmur. Both of these physical findings have rarely been reported; however, when present, both the acquired nonprecordial murmur and the widely split second heart sound seem to be associated with extensive and massive pulmonary embolism and, when occurring together, are almost pathognomonic for pulmonary embolism.
R D Okada; G A Ewy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-10     Completed Date:  1983-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  762-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Auscultation*
Heart Murmurs*
Heart Sounds
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*

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