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The clinician is often confused when attempting to evaluate and differentiate "innocent" and "organic" heart murmurs. This deficiency has been fostered to some extent by confusing and contradictory literature on the subject. In order to clarify the picture the editors of The Innocent Murmur have attempted to "present the current concepts of innocent murmurs with due regard to their past." In addition to offering a thorough review of the literature and formulating a useful tentative classification of innocent murmurs, the editors, wisely, have invited a panel of knowledgeable cardiologists to discuss the innocent murmur. The transcripts of their discussions, placed
The Innocent Murmur. A Problem in Clinical Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:264–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-264_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):264-265.
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