Auscultation while standing rules out pathologic murmurs in children


eMediNexus    17 November 2017

Disappearance of a heart murmur on standing is a reliable clinical tool for ruling out pathologic heart murmurs in children aged 2 years and older with a high positive predictive value of 98 and specificity of 93 even though with a lower sensitivity of 60 says a new study reported in November December 2017 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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