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A 27-year-old female asked about a female:

What is a heart mumur? can it be detected during an ultrasound? what causes it? can zofran (ondansetron) be the cause? if no family hx of heart diseases or defects?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Heart murmur: Heart murmur is simply a noise heard by an examiner originating in the heart. The common denominator among all causes is turbulent blood flow. This may be normal (children, pregnancy), physiologic (anemia, fever, XS thyroid) or pathologic (valve or architecture abnormality). Zofran (ondansetron) is not a cause. Echocardiography (heart ultrasound) is the test of choice to evaluate.
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