Cardiovascular station causes undue difficulty in the MRCPCH examination.
Although there are no mandatory stations in the clinical examination now –
your encounter with a child with a murmur or cardiac problem is virtually certain.
Murmurs cause ‘panic’ in majority of candidates. However – a systematic approach and practice listening to common murmurs will go a long way in you achieving the box – ‘MEETS STANDARD’ on the day.
I have these videos from *** which present murmurs in a very structured way.
The video clip begins with a good description, NORMAL heart sounds are heard for 3 beats and then the various components of the added sounds are introduced giving you perfect opportunity to make a ‘sound image’ in your memory.
Can you close your eyes and ‘hear’ the murmur and it’s main features.