Rytand murmur: Mid-late blowing diastolic murmur heard occasionally in patients with complete atrioventricular heart block. Best heard at the apex, and often confused with mitral stenosis.

History of the Rytand murmur

Observations are reported on a blowing apical murmur related to auricular activity in nine elderly but ambulatory patients with varying degrees of auriculoventricular block.

…another murmur which may be heard at the cardiac apex during diastole in the absence of mitral stenosis.

Rytand 1946

Associated Persons

Alternative names
  • La maladie de Rytand


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Lewis is a fourth-year medical student at UWA. He is currently interested in critical care medicine

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