Cardiovascular Medicine Book




Still's Murmur

Aka: Still's Murmur
  1. See Also
    1. Pediatric Murmur
  2. History
    1. First described by Dr. George Still (1909)
  3. Epidemiology
    1. Common in children ages 2 to 8 years old (peaks age 3 to 6 years)
  4. Physiology
    1. Unknown cause
    2. May be due to the sound of Blood Flowing into aorta, or across the chodae tendinae
  5. Signs
    1. Low to medium frequency, mid-Systolic Murmur
    2. Intensity: Grade 1-3 of 6 (variable)
    3. Location: near apex to lower left sternal border
    4. Character
      1. Low to medium pitch
      2. Vibratory, harmonic, musical, twanging, groaning
    5. Provocative conditions and positions (increased murmur)
      1. Supine position (decreased with standing)
      2. Fever
      3. Anemia
  6. Differential Diagnosis
    1. Ventricular Septal Defect
    2. Left ventricular outflow obstruction
    3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  7. Course
    1. Innocent Murmur
  8. Resources
    1. Still's Murmur (USMLE Clinic, YouTube)

Still's murmur (C3267179)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English Still's murmur
Czech Stillův šelest
Dutch pizzicatoruis
French Souffle de Still
German Still'sches Herzgeraeusch
Hungarian Still-zörej
Italian Soffio di Still
Spanish Soplo de Still
Japanese スチルザツオン, スチル雑音
Portuguese Sopro de Still
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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