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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000393968.36683.f0
Feature: PEDIATRIC CARE: CE Connection

Pediatric Heart Murmurs: Evaluation and management in primary care

Wierwille, Lauren RN, MS, FNP-C

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Abstract

The ability of the NP to discern pediatric heart murmurs is critical for accurate assessment of etiology, appropriate diagnostic testing, and prudent referral when indicated. This review includes an overview of cardiac assessment, distinguishing features of innocent and pathologic murmurs, differential diagnosis of murmurs, and current referral recommendations.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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