What is the systolic in systolic murmur?

Pumping Time! The ventricles of the heart pump blood to the lungs and to the rest of the body. The portion of the cardiac cycle where they fill with blood is known as diastole. The portion where they contract to push that blood forward is known as systole. A murmur which occurs during this portion of the cardiac cycle is known as a systolic murmur.

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What is an end-systolic murmur?

Probable MVP. Mitral valve prolapse- a relatively benign abnormality- classically has a physical exam which includes a late systolic click followed by a murmur. My best guess is that is what an end-systolic murmur refers to. Read more...

What causes late systolic murmur?

AV valve prolapse. Classically, the regurgitant flow from mitral or tricuspid valve prolapse is expected to produce a late systolic murmur. Of course, the patients don't always read the textbooks. Read more...

Anybody know about ejection systolic murmur?

Murmurs... An ejection systolic murmur is a murmur suring the systolic phase of the heart during the ejection through either the pulmonic or aortic valve (e.g. Aortic stenosis). This is different from a systolic murmur caused by regurgitation through one of the av valves. Read more...

Anybody know anything about ejection systolic murmur causes?

Flow murmur. Ejection systolic murmur usually refers to a benign murmur caused by increased blood flow. In other words, this is a functional murmur and not caused by any valvular pathology. Common causes are increased heart rate, increased adrenergic tone (ie adrenaline), increase blood volume as in a pregnant state. More serious systolic murmurs indicate aortic stenosis, or outflow tract obstruction. Read more...

What should I do if my 5 year old has a 2/6 systolic murmur?

Get an Echo! A 5 year child with a 2/6 systolic murmur could mean absolutely nothing, or could indicate a structural pathology within the heart. Many children have innocent or "flow" murmurs. So, a murmur is heard on auscultation, but there is no associated pathology. On the other hand, in a small subset of patients, a systolic murmur could signify a heart defect. An echo will differentiate between these 2. Read more...

Systolic Murmur over Aorta. What are the causes of this? Are any benign?

Systolic murmur. A systolic murmur over the aorta speaks for aortic stenosis which is either , congenital, caused by an infection or by cholesterol plaques. Read more...

5yo has 2/6 systolic murmur loudest at LLSB and radiating to the apex. Is this bad or dangerous? When does it go away?

Murmur. By the way you describe the murmur, has your child been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist? Many murmurs are benign in childhood and may resolve over time, others can be life long but not necessarily mean that any treatment is needed. And some need treatment or monitoring. Discuss this with your child's pediatrician and then a referral to a Peds cardiologist may be warranted for an ekg & echo. Read more...