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Here is a quick mnemonic “MID DIASTOLIC to remember about Mid-Diastolic Murmurs

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

Mid-Diastolic Murmurs : How To Remember Easily ?

  • M – Mitral or tricuspid valve obstruction
  • I – Increased flow at the level of the valves
  • D – Duration of murmur reflects pressure gradient
  • D – Difficult to hear at lower left sternal border
  • I – Intensity increases with inspiration
  • A – Austin Flint murmur in chronic AR
  • S – Soft, rapid filling sound (S3)
  • T – Tricuspid stenosis at lower left sternal border
  • O– Other causes: myxomas, severe MR, and left-to-right shunts
  • L – Left atrial myxomas prolapse across mitral valve
  • I – Intermittent murmur in complete heart block
  • C – Carey-Coombs murmur in acute rheumatic fever


Dr. Arin Nandi

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