Systolic ejection murmurs are caused by outflow obstruction. Their intensity peaks in midsystole and is described as a crescendo-decrescendo or diamond-shaped murmur. The murmur of aortic stenosis is an example of a systolic ejection murmur. The murmur radiates along the outflow track (ie, into the carotid arteries).
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