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Vascular murmur

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ICD-10 9 DiseasesDB MeSH D006337

Bruit (/ˈbrt/; French pronunciation: ​[bʁɥi]) is the term for the unusual sound that blood makes when it rushes past an obstruction (called turbulent flow) in an artery when the sound is auscultated with the bell portion of a stethoscope.

The term "bruit," the French word for "noise," simply refers to the sound.[1] A related term is "vascular murmur",[2] which should not be confused with a heart murmur.

The location of the stethoscope when the sound is observed can affect the diagnosis.

Associated conditions

See also


External links

  • American Heart Organization

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