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Are kawasaki syndrome (or kawasaki disease) and heart murmur related?

Are kawasaki syndrome (or kawasaki disease) and heart murmur related?

Occasionally: Kawasaki disease can lead to most commonly a specific rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and specific changes to the lips/tongue and hands/feet. However, there are specific changes that can occur in the heart. Occasionally this may lead to a murmur, which is a specific sound of blood flowing through the heart. Most often, though, kawasaki disease causes heart inflammation without a murmur. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more


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Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?

Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?

Need more info: Not sure what you mean by lack of oxygen to the heart. I also need to know how severe the pulmonic stenosis is and whether the pressures are increased on the right side of the heart ...Read more

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Does thyrotoxicosis causes heart murmurs?

Does thyrotoxicosis causes heart murmurs?

High flow: 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. ...Read more

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Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Get seen: Some folks are born with problems with the av node and its branches ("right bundle branch block", etc.), or a tiny heart attack or a bit of amyloid or a few other things can cause troubles here as well. A cardiologist visit's probably in order, and you may end up chatting about whether you want an electronic pacemaker. ...Read more

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How is rheumatic fever and a heart murmur linked?

How is rheumatic fever and a heart murmur linked?

Valve damage: Rheumatic fever may damage or distort the valves in your heart rendering them unable to either close or open properly. As blood is pushed through a valve that does not open properly or leaks back through one that does not close well, the "squirting" noise (murmur) that is produced with acceleration of blood flow can be heard with a stethoscope placed over the affected valve. ...Read more

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Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Not really... A lot of "symptoms" have been attributed to mvp. However, there are quite a few studies showing no difference in symptoms in people with or without mvp. Too often, mvp has been used as a "convenience" diagnosis to explain a variety of poorly defined symptoms. Conclusion, it can, but most likely it is not... ...Read more

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Can you have trace mitral regurgitation but no heart murmur?

Can you have trace mitral regurgitation but no heart murmur?

Mitral regurgitation: Our echocardiogram studies are so sensitive that they frequently show tiny amounts of insignificant valve leak, with trace mitral regurgitation being the commonest of these. It is not a concern. To have a murmur you have to have enough turbulent blood flow to make an audible noise. ...Read more

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Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Yes, because...: Malnutrition worsens everything related to a one's health, both mentally and physically. In the U.S., with it's economic wealth and ample food supply, there is little malnutrition, except for people who have very little variety in their diets, who refuse to eat, who cannot eat due to medical problems, or who cannot absorb nutrients from their food. Heart is muscle, and muscles need good nutrition. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can ventricular septal defect cause diastolic murmur?

Hello doctors, can ventricular septal defect cause diastolic murmur?

Not typical: The classic VSD physical finding is of course a holosystolic murmur. However, if the VSD is subarterial or supracristal, it can distort the aortic valve, sometimes causing leaflet prolapse. If this results in significant aortic insufficiency, there will be an associated diastolic murmur (with the insufficiency representing an indication for surgical repair). ...Read more

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25 yr. No symptoms. Faint murmur. Normal echo, ekg. Told innocent. Vsd unlikely?

25 yr. No symptoms. Faint murmur. Normal echo, ekg. Told innocent. Vsd unlikely?

Unlikely: An normal thorough echocardiogram, especially a pediatric echo, generally rules out a vsd. It would be very unlikely to fail to identify a significant vsd on a thorough echo. Tiny ones can sometimes be missed, but they usually don't matter anyway since they rarely cause problems or need treatment. ...Read more

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I have resting heart rate-90-120, loud systolic heart murmur, breathlessness, lung function just below 80% + nausea/reflux. What cud be wrong? Age 21.

I have resting heart rate-90-120, loud systolic heart murmur, breathlessness, lung function just below 80% + nausea/reflux. What cud be wrong? Age 21.

See your doctor: The murmur may indicate a valve problem, or a septal defect (hole in the heart) or another congenital heart abnormality. An echocardiogram would be a good place to start after an examination. ...Read more

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Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Yes: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart, most commonly the heart valves. Early cardiac findings of acute rheumatic fever include mitral insufficiency and aortic insufficiency. Long-term consequences of rheumatic heart disease include the development mitral stenosis and/or aortic stenosis. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves can also be affected. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more