n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Have a heart : editor's comment

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL April 2006 Vol.24 No.4 CME 161 As a final-year student I had still never heard a diastolic murmur. Numerous people had attempted to coach me through the process of listening to murmurs and, while systolic murmurs seemed to leap out at me, the diastolic variety continued to elude me. Then in my final exams I had a cardiology patient. The history was suggestive of a cardiac complaint that would lead to a diastolic murmur, but for the life of me I couldn't hear it. Rather than fudge my way through I admitted that I had listened for the ..

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