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is a hole in the heart the same thing as a heart murmur

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Question is unclear: A murmur is a type of heart sound the doctor can hear with a stethoscope. Whether nor not a murmur is a birth defect depends on the cause of the sound ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart murmur: Heart murmur just means noise usually caused by an abnormal heart valve or other structure. It is a nonspecific term regarding abnormality. For an per ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Heart murmur: As long as your child isnt showing any signs of heart failure you neednt worry. They are waiting until he is older to do a non invasive or invasive pr ... Read More
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Safety: With many children's surgeries, the longer that the surgeons can wait (while the child is stable and growing), the easier the surgery will be. Having ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Atrial Septal Defect: Or autistic spectrum disorder? A small atrial septal defect rarely requires an invasive diagnostic procedure or heart surgery in a child. If your chil ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
A : A heart murmur is just a sound we hear when we listen to someone's heart. Sometimes this is a sound made by blood flowing through a hole in the heart ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Callman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A murmur is noise the doctor hears when blood flows through a heart valve.An arrhythmia , or dysrhythmia , encompasses changes in the heart rhythm, fr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
A heart murmur...: ....Is an extra sound the heart makes, nothing more. Sometimes it means something is wrong (like a hole), and other times it does not. Children may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
Noise: It's a subjective finding of noise in a heart by stethoscope. Some murmurs are physiologically normal and others require further evaluation by echocar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often mistran ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Common, not serious: Heart murmur is basically an extrasound is heard/generated when the heart pumps. Benign in medicine means not serious/not concerning. Probably about 6 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
They are graded 1-6: You might feel a really loud (6) murmur by putting your hand on your chest wall but you would not be able to feel a very soft murmur. You can have a ... Read More

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