Heart Sounds

Click on the music note Icons below to hear four of the most common heart valve murmurs. You must have the Basic RealPlayer plug-in to play these audio files. If you have trouble opening the file you can download a free RealPlayer™ upgrade by clicking on the icon.

  Aortic Insufficiency

  Aortic Stenosis

  Mitral Insufficency

  Mitral Stenosis

Now compare murmur sounds to a normal heart:


  Normal Heart


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