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can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: A heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem, in fact most murmurs are normal. Murmur is a term used to describe certain types of "squirting" sounds heard over the heart with a stethoscope. Anxiety makes our hearts beat faster and harder making the blood move faster which in turn makes its exit from the heart noisier. Check with your doctor to make sure your heart is normal.
Answered on Oct 16, 2017
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