25 percent heart function

Could someone with 25 percent heart function survive normally?

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Depending on the cause of the abnormal heart function and the treatment, including the patient taking care of themselves, a normal life length could be possible.
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How many heart murmurs could a person have?

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there is no specific number that one may or maynot have.
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Heart attack

Interesting Fact

Some people who experience a heart attack have no symptoms.

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How many types of heart murmurs are there?

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Heart murmur is noise caused by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. In timing there are systolic, diastolic and continuous murmurs. By cause there are too many to enumerate here.
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Can a person detect their own heart murmurs?

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If you have a stethoscope you can hear your heart. Some patients with artificial valves (after a valve replacement) can hear their heart beat by the clicking of the valve. I can hear a person's mechanical heart valve from across a quiet examining room.
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Heart attack

Interesting Fact

Pain in the middle of the chest radiating to the left arm may not always occur during a heart attack

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Are heart murmurs classified as birth defects?

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No


Murmurs that are NOT caused by an abnormality are common. They are called "functional murmurs", and are of no concern whatsoever.
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The murmur is but a sound. Certain murmurs are characteristic of certain defects, watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH5U845zz2k
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This is true ONLY if the murmer comes from an anatomical defect or immaturity of the heart structure. Blood does make noise as it flows through the heart normally and if heard is an innocent murmer which is harmless.In addition, murmers can occur if the heart is damaged such as from an infection-rheumatic fever for example
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If the murmur is innocent, no. If the murmur is caused by a heart defect, yes.
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A big majority of heart murmurs in children are innocent ones (without heart defect). True pathologic murmurs are associated with heart defects, often a part of birth defects.
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Murmur


A murmur is just a sound and not a diagnosis; most are functional or innocent, but some can be due to heart problems, congenital or acquired.
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a murmur is simply a audible sound in the heart caused by turbulence . its a physical sign not a diagnosis. some birth defects can cause murmurs and others wont. murmurs can be from restricted vales, leaky valves, communications between chambers, fevers,anemia etc. so if a pt has a murmur usually an echo of the heart is done with dopplers to further evaluate it .

Does thyrotoxicosis causes heart murmurs?

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Yes, this is common. Thyrotoxicosis increases cardiac output and the increased flow of blood can often create a "flow murmur". Although your doctor may want to do an echo to check it out, a flow murmur from hyperthyroidism is benign and usually goes away with treatment of the thyroid.
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What are things to watch for with heart murmurs?

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Find the cause


The majority of heart murmurs are "innocent", and they even develop as a result of becoming an accomplished athlete. Find the cause. It may warn of treatable illness, it may be something that needs watching, it may be one of those valve problems that requires antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis when you visit the dentist or have other procedures.
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What could it mean to have two heart murmurs?

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Murmurs are caused by turbulent blood flow. Having two murmurs suggests that two valves have flow problems or that one valve or orifice has a flow causing murmur across it in both systole and diastole.
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Doctor thinks our baby has a heart mumur. How many babies have heart murmurs?

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Dr. John R. Charpie
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Many


Many babies have heart murmurs, but most do not have heart disease. Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with heart disease, so it is important that your baby have a full evaluation by a pediatrician and possibly a pediatric cardiologist if your doctor thinks it is necessary.
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Dr. Robert W. Vogt Lowell
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Many


Important to know: the term "heart murmur" is not synonymous with heart defect. In children, because the chest wall is thin it is fairly easy to hear the normal "squirting" sound made as the heart squirts blood out. These murmurs are completely normal sounds and are heard in 6-7 out of every 10 children. Some murmurs are indeed caused by abnormalities so check with a peds cardiologist.
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