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what exactly does?having a ?heart murmur mean for me and my future?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depends on cause: It might mean nothing. It might mean a lot. The answer depends on what's going on, and can be answered by the doctor who examines you and determines the exact cause of the murmur.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How serious is a heart murmur?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of heart murmur. The vast majority of heart murmurs that i pick up turn out to be an innocent heart murmur, which is basically the sound of blood flowing through the heart. Yuo can live till 150 years old with it, and never have to put in a school physical that the child has a heart problem. But murmurs should get checked by a cardiologist, so they can do an echo, to make su.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what is a heart murmur?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Heart valve sounds: A murmur is the sound that occurs as blood passes the heart valve(s) when the valve is closed or closing. A valve that does not close completely can allow a back flow of blood resulting in a murmur. These sounds may or may not be problematic, but all murmurs should be evaluated by a physician.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Heart murmur: The symptom of heart murmur depends on whether the murmur is physiological or pathological.Most of the time you have no symptoms but murmur can cause various symptoms like palpitation, chest pain, tiredness and fatigue, shortness of breath, sweating, syncopy, abdominal swelling and at times it can also cause hemoptysis.
A 24-year-old member asked:

I'm 24 and have been told I have a heart murmur does this affect me in anyway?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Having a heart murmur, in most cases, is of no consequence since most murmurs are slight however, it will depend on the type of murmur an the strength of the murmur. See your doctor or cardiologist for confirmation of the seriousness of your specific murmur.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Heart murmur ..any thing serious?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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. If the sound is caused by incorrectly formed arteries, veins, or heart parts, then the problem is a birth defect. On the other hand, many normal children have murmurs but no defects (the murmurs are probably just from the flow of the blood).

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