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Innocent cardiac murmurs in children

Innocent cardiac murmurs in children

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


April 15, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Professor Michael Burch explains the importance of identifying innocent cardiac murmurs in children, and its role in successful management. Key learning points for nurses and GPs include the characteristics of different types of murmurs, and how to recognise warning signs for serious cardiac pathology.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Determine the characteristics of a Still’s murmur

  • Understand the impact of a patient’s posture on the diagnosis

  • Differentiate between a venous hum and a pulmonary flow or a Still’s murmur
  • Recognise warning signs for serious cardiac pathology

  • Know when to refer for further investigations
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Professor Michael Burch

    Consultant paediatric cardiologist, and head of the clinical service for cardiology 

    Great Ormond Street Hospital


    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1.0 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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