Rhythm and Blues
The systole is a term describing the contraction of the heart. A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. Sometimes they sound like a whooshing or swishing noise. Heart Murmurs are sounds produced as a result of turbulent blood flow that is sufficient to produce audible noise. Appreciate now the different audio characteristics of systolic heart murmurs as the heart contracts.