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The significance of basal systolic murmurs in the elderly.
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PMID:  8996958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortic stenosis is common in the elderly. Basal systolic murmurs are also common. We studied 512 patients over the age of 65 years to ascertain the prevalence of basal systolic murmurs and by using echocardiography on those with basal murmurs to determine the prevalence of significant aortic stenosis. 29% (148) of patients had basal systolic murmurs. 81 (55%) patients of this group had echocardiography carried out and 21 (25.9%) had a gradient across the aortic valve of 30 mmHg or more.
M Reardon; C M Hyland; C Twomey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:    1996 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-04     Completed Date:  1997-02-04     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Richards Hospital, Chichester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Murmurs / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies

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