The Heart Sounds &
Welcome to the Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory website.
The Laboratory is located in Houston, Texas, USA.
This website provides educational material regarding auscultation of the
heart for the medical student, nurse, intern, resident, and cardiologist.
We have included actual patient heart sounds recordings as well as some
artificially created sounds. Dr. James M. Wilson, the lab director, gives written
and spoken explanations regarding the sounds.
6560 Fannin St., Suite 1836
Houston, TX 77030
"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
The Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory | 6560 Fannin St, Suite 1836| 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
Also visit Nelson's EKG site,
an excellent educational
website, dedicated to the
study of electrocardiograms
hosted by Dr. William
Dr. Wilson's Podcasts