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And is there any contraindications in any future pregnancy if a flow murmur?

And is there any contraindications in any future pregnancy if a flow murmur?

No: By definition a flow murmur is benign, not caused by any real problem with your heart. It should not cause any problem for a pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Should a heart murmur cause concern in pregnancy?

Should a heart murmur cause concern in pregnancy?

Yes: In many normal pregnancies a heart murmur can develop as a result of the increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy. The vast majority of heart murmurs are harmless but in rare cases, they may suggest a problem with the mother’s heart valves. A physician can evaluate your condition and determine the cause of a murmur and whether it is something that needs further treatment or concern. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Yes: Blood volume increases during pregnancy and a pregnant woman can develop a "flow"/innocent murmur assuming she has a structurally normal heart. If she has any structural abnormalities, then some murmurs may become more apparent. ...Read more

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My 8month old diagnosed heart murmur.he is healthy, growing well,developing.in pregnancy had heart sono,all was well.chance of murmur being innocent?

My 8month old diagnosed heart murmur.he is healthy, growing well,developing.in pregnancy had heart sono,all was well.chance of murmur being innocent?

Very good: Most of the "murmur bad" group are discovered by age 2 mo. through a variety of physical findings or testing. In decades as a pediatrician, I think I heard an innocent murmur at some point in most of my kids. It was became so common and the findings so predictable, I often just monitored them for years without any testing.These often disappeared with age. ...Read more

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Am I a high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Am I a  high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Possibly.: It all depends on what type of cardiac condition you have; if it is only a mild mitral valve prolapse for example, you should anticipate completely normal outcomes. If it is something more serious, your cardiologist and perinatologist should devise a birthing plan to assist you and minimize the risks to your health. ...Read more

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When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more

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What does a flow murmur mean?

What does a flow murmur mean?

Blood flowing: Across heart valves. A normal flow murmur is benign. ...Read more

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Why there is presence of pulmonary flow murmur?

Why there is presence of pulmonary flow murmur?

Murmur: There is often a pulmonary flow murmur heard because the pulmonary artery is just under the chest wall adjacent to the sternum and noise in it is easily heard. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

Heart murmurs are clinical findings in which a physician hears a murmur (a sound caused by the flowing and turbulence of blood) during the physical exam of a patient. Murmurs occur due abnormalities in the valves of the heart ...Read more