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A 28-year-old male asked:

I am 27 yo male, no previous heart condition. dr. told me i have systolic murmur; sounds like 1.5/6. how soon should i get echocardiogram? necessary?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Most heart murmurs are not anything to worry about and do not require an echocardiogram . If there is something else going on with your health that could cause a new heart valve problem, then your doctor would want to see an echocardiogram. It is probably best to sit down with your doctor, and gear what they think.

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