NURS 6501 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: American Heart Association, Heart Murmur, Echocardiography

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A cardiac murmur is the irregular sound heard during cardiac beats, also characterized as a whispering or a swelling sound caused by stormy blood flow through the heart valves (national heart, Children usually suffer from whispering because of a heart defect or an irregular valve (national heart, lung and the blood institute, 2016). The main cause in adults is valve lesions (hammer & mcphee, 2014). Blood flow is the result either of an aortic valve"s narrowing, or an inability, which may occur from a heart condition (hammer & mcphee, 2014). (hammer & mcphee, Murmurs may also be caused by conditions such as exercise, pregnancy and anemia, which temporarily increase blood circulation, according to the national heart, lung, and blood institute (2016). Diagnosing and treating the patient in this scenario. In this scenario, the 16-year-old patient initially presented at a sports physical with no significant medical history and no family history of cardiovascular disorders.

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