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Here is a quick mnemonic “INTENSITY to remember about Intensity Of Heart Murmur

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams

Intensity Of Heart Murmur : How To Remember Easily ?

  • I – Intensity graded on a scale of 1-6 (or I-VI)
  • N – Not particularly loud (grade 2 murmur)
  • T – Thrill accompanies a grade 4 murmur
  • E – Edge of stethoscope touches chest (grade 5 murmur)
  • N – Not heard with stethoscope slightly off chest (grade 6 murmur)
  • S – Signify important structural heart disease
  • I – Important to note high blood flow velocity at the site of murmur production
  • T – Thrill over the site of maximal intensity is absent in grade 3 murmurs
  • Y – Yield loud, usually grade 4 or greater, systolic murmurs in ventricular septal defects (VSDs)

Mnemonic :  INTENSITY

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department