A 36-year-old member asked:
Can you play sports even with a heart murmur?
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Rheumatology 49 years experience
Depends!: When you have a murmur, you may have no problem, or a serious one. I have many patients with benign murmurs. That having been said, it could be more serious. If concerned, a cardiac ultrasound can image your valves and also determine ejection fraction (a measurement of cardiac efficiency). Most likely you can play sports!
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It depends: There are many different types of heart murmurs, with different structural abnormalities corresponding with different murmurs. Until the murmur is identified, you won't know whether exercise will be safe.
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Last updated May 23, 2019
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