.Welcome to the Heart Sounds Tutorial! The following pages will cover the four valvar lesions commonly found in the left heart:

aortic regurgitation

aortic stenosis mitral regurgitation mitral stenosis

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Heart Sounds Quiz: test your auscultation skills. This interactive quiz will test your ability to identify correctly the first and second heart sounds, extra sounds, diastolic and systolic murmurs in recordings of actual patients, using a computer animation of the carotid pulse for timing.
Heart Sounds Quiz

The Principal Investigator for this research project is Richard Wong, M.D., working in the research lab of John Michael Criley, M.D., of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Wong received the first Young Investigator Award from the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Conceptis Technologies (owner of theheart.org) to develop an internet-based tutorial to improve and enhance clinical practice in cardiovascular medicine. More Info

Blaufuss Multimedia developed the software, as well as all interactive animations and graphics. If you have any questions about the program or its development, please let us know.