Paediatric murmurs

Innocent murmurs

Systolic murmurs

  1. Soft blowing murmur
  2. 2 left sternal edge
  3. No diastolic component
  4. Does not radiate
  5. Normal heart sounds
  6. Patient asymptomatic

Continuous murmurs

Venous hum
  1. Continuous low pitched rumble
  2. Heard best below either clavicle
  3. Disappears on lying down
  4. Disappears on compressing ipsilateral jugular vein