A cardiac murmur can be graded based on its intensity as determined by physical examination.
(2) palpable thrill or sound
(3) auscultation with a stethoscope
barely audible with effort, requiring an extremely quiet examining room
soft but easily heard
loud without a palpable thrill or sound
loud with a palpable thrill or sound
loud enough to be heard with the stethoscope only partially or barely in contact with the chest wall
loud enough to be heard with the stethoscope not in contact with the chest wall
loud to very loud
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