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
José Manuel Rivero-Carvallo (1905-1993) Mexican cardiologist. Rivero Carvallo sign (1946), enhanced murmur of tricuspid regurgitation on inspiration
Thomas Hodgkin (1798 – 1866) was an English physician and pathologist. Eponym: Hodgkin disease (1832); Key-Hodgkin murmur (1827)
Still's Murmur ejection systolic murmur first described in 1909 by English pediatrician Sir George Frederic Still KCVO (1868 – 1941)
Austin Flint (1812-1886) American Physician. Eponym - mid-diastolic aortic regurgitant murmur heard at the apex - Austin Flint Murmur 1862
Roger’s murmur: holosystolic, loud murmur compared to the sound of a 'rushing waterfall'. Associated with ventricular septal defects (VSD)
Henri-Louis Roger (1809 – 1891) was a French paediatrician. Bruit de Roger and the misnomer... Maladie de Roger (Roger's disease)
Carey Coombs murmur: short mid-diastolic murmur with active rheumatic carditis and mitral-valve inflammation. 1907 Carey Coombs (1879-1932)
Rytand murmur: Mid-late blowing diastolic murmur heard occasionally in patients with complete atrioventricular heart block.
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.
Paul Louis Duroziez (1826 - 1897) was a French general practitioner, eponymous with Duroziez sign (1861) and Duroziez disease (1877).