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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can diuretics and laxative abuse cause a heart murmur or leaky valve?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Very unlikely in the presence of normal valve structure and function
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