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Group Teaching Heart Auscultation Quiz

For best audio quality with group teaching I recommend that participants should access the cases individually on their own mobile device or laptop. Earbuds are quite satisfactory for this purpose, much better than room speakers.

Adult Case 5

26 year old male reviewed for police service. Very healthy, walks and jogs regularly. Absolutely no symptoms with vigorous exercise. Mildly overweight, BMI 29. Has been diagnosed with a heart murmur since he was a young child but no treatment was recommended by pediatric cardiology. No family history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Nonsmoker.

On examination he appears healthy. BP 122/82, pulses are normal. The heart action is normal with no apical displacement. No thrills are felt. You listen especially at the left lower sternal edge and apical areas.

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