Eponymythology of named cardiac murmurs. Related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology.
Dock’s murmur: Early diastolic murmur when there is a severe stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery. 1967 William Dock
The Cabot-Locke murmur is an early diastolic murmur found in patients with severe anaemia. The murmur resolves with treatment of the anaemia. There is no functional valvular abnormality present.
Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) American physician - clinical haematology; pioneering approach to social work; Cabot-Locke murmur (1903)
Carey Coombs murmur: short mid-diastolic murmur with active rheumatic carditis and mitral-valve inflammation. 1907 Carey Coombs (1879-1932)
Carey Franklin Coombs (1879-1932) British cardiologist. Known for his work on rheumatic and coronary heart disease. Eponym: Carey Coombs murmur
Graham Steell murmur: soft, blowing, decrescendo early diastolic murmur of pulmonary incompetence caused by pulmonary hypertension
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.
Carl Jakob Adolf Christian Gerhardt (1833 - 1902) was a German physician. Eponymously affiliated with a sign a law and a reaction