II. Pathophysiology

  1. Abnormal flow in artery generates eddies
  2. Results in Arterial wall vibration

III. Causes

  1. Tortuous arteriosclerotic vessels
  2. Constricted arteries
    1. Congenital
    2. Intimal proliferation
    3. Arteriosclerotic Plaque
  3. Arterial aneurysm
  4. Thyroid artery dilatation
  5. Arteriovenous Fistula
  6. Aortic Coarctation with large collaterals

IV. Technique

  1. Auscultate with bell chest piece lightly held to skin

V. Signs

  1. Systolic Murmur auscultated over artery
  2. Thrill palpable over affected artery

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Ontology: Bruit (C0006318)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 70466008
Spanish soplo, ruido, soplo (hallazgo), frote (hallazgo), frote
English bruit, bruits, Bruit, Bruit (finding)

Ontology: Arterial bruit (C0232112)

Concepts Finding (T033)
ICD10 R09.89
SnomedCT 207044003, 301144005, 158366005, 30846001
English Bruit, arterial, [D]Bruit, arterial (context-dependent category), [D]Bruit, arterial, Observation of arterial bruit, Bruit (arterial), arterial bruits, arterial bruit, Arterial murmur, Arterial bruit finding, [D]Bruit, arterial (situation), Arterial bruit finding (finding), Arterial bruit, Arterial bruit (finding), murmur; arterial, artery; murmur
Italian Fremito arterioso, Soffio arterioso
Dutch arterieelgeruis, arterie; geruis, geruis; arterieel, arterieel geruis
French Souffle artériel, Bruit artériel
German Ateriengeraeusch, Geraeusch ueber einer Arterie
Spanish Murmullo arterial, [D]soplo arterial (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]soplo arterial (situación), hallazgo de ruido arterial, [D]soplo arterial, hallazgo de ruido arterial (hallazgo), [D]ruido arterial, ruido arterial, soplo arterial (hallazgo), soplo arterial, Soplo arterial
Japanese 動脈雑音, ドウミャクザツオン
Czech Arteriální šelest
Hungarian Arteriális zörej, Artéria zörej
Portuguese Sopro arterial