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Robert J. Hall Heart Sounds & Murmurs Laboratory
Welcome to the Robert J. Hall Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory website. The Heart Sounds Lab is located in the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA.
This website provides educational material regarding auscultation of the heart for the medical student, nurse, intern, resident, and cardiologist. The Heart Sounds Lab and this website are made possible through generous monetary donations made to the Robert J. Hall Endowed Chair.
On July 10, 1973 the Heart Sounds Research Lab was created under the direction of Robert J. Hall, MD and Carlos C. Martin. Its main purpose was to record, for teaching and research purposes, the heart murmurs and abnormal heart sounds that characterized the great variety of illnesses of the numerous patients who came to the Texas Heart Institute for diagnosis and treatment.
Texas Heart Institute
6770 Bertner Avenue, Rm C-560
Houston, Texas 77030
Arnulfo M. Martinez
Ana M. Segura, MD
"In the physical examination of the heart, the old adage, 'you only see what you look for' holds true with modification to, 'you only hear what you listen for.' Although a very experienced clinician may listen to a polyglot of noises, compare them to an internal matrix and make a correct diagnosis with, 'that sounds like...,' for us mere mortals, proper auscultation requires that you listen carefully and thoughtfully to one thing at a time."
James M. Wilson, MD
"Auscultation Primer"
Robert J. Hall Research Lab | 6770 Bertner Avenue | Houston, Texas 77030 | 832-355-2937
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Visit the Texas Heart Institute STemi Review Center dedicated to reviewing histories, ekg's, and cineangiograms of patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarct.
Also visit Nelson's EKG site, an excellent educational website, dedicated to the study of electrocardiograms hosted by Dr. William Nelson.
Listen to Dr. Segura's Podcast series in Spanish.

Addicionalmente, escucha nuestros podcasts de Ruidos Cardíacos.

Escuchen a la Dra. Ana M. Segura atraves de su nuevo podcast, así como los podcasts anteriormente archivados! La Dra. Segura habla acerca de los ruidos y soplos cardíacos que han sido grabados de los pacientes. Los podcasts se pueden descargar gratuitamente del Texas Heart Institute, Tienda de Itunes, o tambien pueden ser escuchados a través de este sitio web.
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If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of our team members:

The webmaster, Arnulfo M. Martinez
The Spanish translator, Dr. Ana M. Segura
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