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Flint's murmur or symptom

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A presystolic or late diastolic (mitral) heart murmur best heard at the apex of the heart. It is present in some cases of aortic insufficiency and is thought to be due to the vibration of the mitral valve caused by regurgitation of blood from the aorta into the heart before contraction of the ventricles.


  • A. Flint:
    On cardiac murmurs.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1862, 44: 29-54.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4: 864-900.
  • The mitral cardiac murmurs.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1886, 91: 27-44.
We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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