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The cause and clinical significance of diastolic heart sounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7362387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Auscultation becomes more meaningful when the forces that cause the cardiac sounds are understood. We review the mechanisms responsible for the diastolic heart sounds and correlate them with various clinical conditions that affect their timing, loudness, and pitch. A careful search for these soft and illusive sounds should be included as part of every cardiac examination since their proper identification can supply important diagnostic and prognostic information.
M A Stefadouros; R C Little
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Heart Auscultation*
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Heart Sounds*
Myocardial Contraction*

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