From mitral regurgitation to atrial fibrillation, our patients’ hearts can make a lot of sounds. With recordings taken with an electronic stethoscope on actual patients, this resource can help you become more familiar with those common (and not so common) heart sounds the next time they come across your table.
These sounds can be used as a comparison tool for practitioners. Following patient auscultation in the clinical setting, practitioners can listen to the heart sounds below to help identify those encountered in practice.
These recordings, taken with an electronic stethoscope on actual patients, may include some background noise. The sounds have not been modified; headphones are recommended for optimal listening. Unless specified, all sounds are from canine patients.
High-Pitched Mitral Regurgitation
High-Pitched or High-Frequency Murmurs
Mitral Insufficiency & Left Ventricular Enlargement
Mitral Regurgitation with Sinus Tachycardia
Mitral Regurgitation with Gallop Sound
Systolic Click with Intermittent Mitral Regurgitation
Mild Pulmonary Stenosis with Severe Pulmonary Insufficiency
Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Atrial Fibrillation
Pulmonic Stenosis with Opening Snap
Pulmonic Stenosis with Pulmonary Insufficiency
Severe Subaortic Stenosis & Mild Aortic Insufficiency
Supraventricular Tachycardia and with Mitral Insufficiency and a Gallop
Atrial Fibrillation & Biventricular Heart Failure
Atrial Fibrillation with Mitral Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation with Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Feline Murmur with Ventricular Premature Contractions
Ventricular Premature Contractions
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