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How many types of heart murmurs are there?

How many types of heart murmurs are there?

Murmur: 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. ...Read more

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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How many heart murmurs could a person have?

How many heart murmurs could a person have?

Depends: There is no specific number that one may or maynot have. ...Read more

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Can a person detect their own heart murmurs?

Can a person detect their own heart murmurs?

Yes: 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. ...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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How can a doctor detect a heart murmur?

How can a doctor detect a heart murmur?

Listening: By definition, a murmur is an extra heart sound beyond the lub dup of the typical heart. You pick it up by listening through a stethoscope. You can usually define its origin with an echocardiogram, but many murmurs are just simple blood flow with a typical location and intensity and need no further evaluation. ...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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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 a heart murmur cause a seizure in 1 year olds?

Can a heart murmur cause a seizure in 1 year olds?

No: A murmur is a physical and not a disease. Its audible turbulence. It can be from a valve problem, shunt, fever, etc its not the murmur that caused the seizure its the underlying problem that caused both. Would need more info to be more specific. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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Can harmless heart murmur cause splinter hemorrhages?

Can harmless heart murmur cause splinter hemorrhages?

No: Heart murmur is not a diagnosis, it is a finding on physical examination. Some diseases and defects that cause murmurs have an increased risk of endocarditis and one of the physical examination findings in endocarditis can be splinter hemorrhages. ...Read more

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How do a heart murmur and a cardiac arrythmia differ?

How do a heart murmur and a cardiac arrythmia differ?

2 different things: A murmur is a sound you hear with a stethoscope. It may be innocent or represent heart disease. An arrhythmia is an irregular rhythm which also may either be benign or serious. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink energy drinks if I have a heart murmur?

Is it ok to drink energy drinks if I have a heart murmur?

Hard to say: I find no nutritional or other value in "energy" drinks. That said, there is no good way to answer your question. If I listen to a patient often enough in his/her life I will often hear an innocent heart murmur that has no significance. They have nothing wrong with their heart & the murmur just reflects blood flow. If they had any heart defect related murmur, such drinks would be a bad idea ...Read more

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Does a normal echocardiogram mean heart murmur is benign?

Does a normal echocardiogram mean heart murmur is benign?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often mistranslate what the dr. Tells them.
A normal echocardiogram implies there is no heart abnormality causing the noise ...Read more

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Is it bad for people with heart murmurs to take sleeping pills?

Is it bad for people with heart murmurs to take sleeping pills?

Diagnosis: "heart murmur" is not a diagnosis, but rather is a nonspecific finding on physical examination. Ask your doctor if you have a heart problem or a normal heart murmur. Normal heart murmurs do not warrant any restrictions or special follow-up. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should playing soccer make heart murmur worse?

Expert opinion - should playing soccer make heart murmur worse?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them.
Exercise can make the noise louder and actually makes some structures worse. ...Read more

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The doctor said I had a heart murmur but it is mild is that okay?

The doctor said I had a heart murmur but it is mild is that okay?

Echocardiogram: Many heart murmurs are insignificant and the examining physician usually can identify significant ones. If there is any doubt, an echocardiogram can diagnose abnormalities of the heart which produce heart murmurs. If the echocardiogram is normal it proves that a murmur is insignificant. ...Read more

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If I've been diagnosed with a heart murmur, will I need a c-section?

If I've been diagnosed with a heart murmur, will I need a c-section?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often mistranslate what the dr. Tells them.
Ask your doc about your situation. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have to get checked for a heart murmur. What to expect?

My doctor said I have to get checked for a heart murmur. What to expect?

Heart murmur: Evaluation of a murmur usually begins with an echocardiogram. The data from this study may define the problem or could indicate further tests. ...Read more

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What does normal s1 and s2 (racepinephrine) mean on systolic heart murmur?

What does normal s1 and s2 (racepinephrine) mean on systolic heart murmur?

Heart sounds: Normal first heart sound (s1) means normal closure of the two valves (tricuspid and mitral) between upper and lower chambers of the heart. Normal second heart sound (s2) means normal closure of the outlet valves (aortic and pulmonary) from bottom chambers of the heart to all body parts (systemic circulation) and lungs (pulmonary circulation). S1 and S2 (racepinephrine) can be soft, loud or abnormally split attimes ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could scuba dive, or snorkel, if I have a heart murmur?

Can you tell me if I could scuba dive, or snorkel, if I have a heart murmur?

There are a # of: Different heart murmurs. Some very healthy people have heart murmurs (i.e., flow murmur in an athlete). On the other hand, some can be associated with serious medical problems. You need to be checked to see what kind of murmur this is and to determine if is compatible with diving. ...Read more

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What are some effects of drinking energy drinks when you have a heart murmur?

What are some effects of drinking energy drinks when you have a heart murmur?

Depends: On heart murmur, but energy drinks have high levels of caffeine and sometimes other stimulants as well all of which will increase heart rate and could contribute to or exacerbate heart problems ...Read more

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I have a slight heart murmur is it safe to do natural birth with a heart murmur?

It depends: A heart murmur is an extra sound. It does not necessarily indicate significant heart disease. Have an evaluation by your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Have you had experience with cox 2 inhibitor in conjunction with a heart murmur?

Have you had experience with cox 2 inhibitor in conjunction with a heart murmur?

Some: Being that I practice peds cardiology my experience with this is limited. But one thing that I gather from your question is that you might be assuming that heart murmur = heart problem and this is not usually the case. Heart murmurs can be very normal sounds. Cox 2 inhibitors have been associated with increased incidence of cardiac death but you ask your doctor about your situation. ...Read more

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Will a heart murmur that hasn't given you any problems make it harmful to have sex?

Will a heart murmur that hasn't given you any problems make it harmful to have sex?

No: Most can engage in sexual activity as long as there no respiratory or cardiac deficiencies. Anectdotally, one will "not come and go" at the same time with non compromising heart murmurs. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur and an irregularly fast heart rate, what does this sound like?

It may be you: Are having an arrhythmia. Are you hypertensive? Diabetic? Smoker? Obese? Heart disease? Get an ekg and an evaluation by a doctor to r/o atrial fibrillation and/or premature ventricular contraction as a cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. How common is that?

My friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. How common is that?

Relatively common: A heart murmur indicates turbulent blood flow, but does not necessarily mean that there is a structural abnormality of the heart (e.g. Congenital heart disease). In the first few days of life, many normal babies will have heart murmurs; the key point is that these infants need to be evaluated further to make sure that there is no indication of a heart problem. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur?

Should I be concerned if my friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur?

Rarely: Heart murmurs are common in newborn babies as their circulation changes after birth. Most resolve within weeks. However, if the baby is blue, cannot feed, has a very rapid breathing rate along with a heart murmur, that is much more concerning. This should be followed by the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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