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Duroziez' murmur

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Systolic and diastolic two-phase murmur that can be heard over the femoral artery in severe aortic regurgitation when it is compressed with the bell of the stethoscope. The rapid ejection of the large stroke volume leads to a sharp rise in the pulse wave, resulting in the "pistol-shot" femoral artery sound, known as Traube’s double sound.


  • P. L. Duroziez:
    Du double souffle intermittent crural, comme signe de l’insuffisance aortique.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1861, 5 sér., 17: 417-443, 588-605.

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