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Doctor insights on: Heart Valve Murmur

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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How often does a ficial heart murmur heal itself and can a leaking heart valve close itself? Also he hasn't seen cardiologist since diagnosed @ 15mo

How often does a ficial heart murmur heal itself and can a leaking heart valve close itself? Also he hasn't seen cardiologist since diagnosed @ 15mo

Uncertain terms: I don't know what the word "ficial" means. Most children who have a heart murmur have a "normal" murmur. That means that there is noise with blood flow, but no actual underlying abnormality causing the noise. This is a normal finding, and typically, with growth, the murmur disappears. Other terms that people use are "innocent" and "functional" to describe such murmurs. ...Read more

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Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Aneurysm : Neither will go away. If you work with your doctor to keep the pressure down and your system in balance if you have other problems they may not get worse. If you do not take care of yourself they will get worse. ...Read more

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Can you have heart valve disease without having a audible murmer?

Can you have heart valve disease without having a audible murmer?

Yes: You can have heart valve disease without a murmur. As an example, you can have a bicuspid aortic valve without a murmur, although you would tend to have an ejection click. Importantly, though, if you have an abnormal heart valve and there is not enough flow disturbance to cause a murmur, the severity of disease tends to be mild. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse/heart murmur, is this reason for holter?

I have mitral valve prolapse/heart murmur, is this reason for holter?

Yes: Holter will be able to analyze your heart rhythmn whether regular or not. Premature beats are associated with mitral prolapse. ...Read more

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Is the heart valve a tissue?

Is the heart valve a tissue?

Yes: The heart valve is specific tissue made of collagen that is thin layered yet durable. ...Read more

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What is the function of heart valve?

What is the function of heart valve?

To direct flow: A heart valve functions to allow unidirectional blood flow. When chambers of the heart contract, one heart valve will open and one will close; this effectively allows only one low resistance pathway for the blood to follow. If there were no valves, blood would flow backwards from where it just came as well as forwards. This would significantly decrease the effectiveness of the heart as a pump. ...Read more

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A leaky heart valve at 4 means what?

A leaky heart valve at 4 means what?

Depends: It reallyd depends on the amount of leak thru the valve. An ultrasound called an echocardiogram is one way of evaluation a leaky valve. Other terms used are regurge or regurgitation or insufficiency. A pediatric cardiologist would be very helpful in evaluation the leaky valve. ...Read more

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