Eponymythology of named cardiac murmurs. Related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology.
Albert Frank Stanley Kent (1863 - 1958) was an English physiologist eponymously associated with the bundle of Kent, an alternative conduction pathway between the atria and ventricles, first described in 1913.
Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) American physician - clinical haematology; pioneering approach to social work; Cabot-Locke murmur (1903)
Carl Jakob Adolf Christian Gerhardt (1833 - 1902) was a German physician. Eponymously affiliated with a sign a law and a reaction
Duroziez-type murmur observed with the patients arm subjected to various temperatures of water and by applying a subdiastolic pressure below the auscultation site, to help differentiate between aortic insufficiency and peripheral vasodilatation.
Herrman Ludwig Blumgart (1895-1977) was an American physician, cardiologist and pioneer of diagnostic nuclear medicine. Blumgart-Ernstene murmur (1933)
Dock’s murmur: Early diastolic murmur when there is a severe stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery. 1967 William Dock
Jan Gösta Waldenström (1906 – 1996) was a Swedish physician. First to describe Waldenström macroglobulinemia (1944)