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I have a heart murmur and a small artery and am experiencing problems. What can I do for treatment?

I have a heart murmur and a small artery and am experiencing problems. What can I do for treatment?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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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What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

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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How bad is a heart murmur? How important is treatment or going to the doctor for it?

How bad is a heart murmur? How important is treatment or going to the doctor for it?

Murmur Common: Many are Benign, some are not. You need a Cardiologist to listen, you may need a sonogram of UR heart (echocardiogram) - simple test. The echo is best way to follow a murmur that is not currently important but could become important in later years. ...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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No heart murmur was heard but echo showed a tiny muscular apical vsd in 8 weeks daughter. What does it mean? Docs didn't mention the size of vsd

No heart murmur was heard but echo showed a tiny muscular apical vsd in 8 weeks daughter. What does it mean? Docs didn't mention the size of vsd

Likely OK: A tiny vsd is by definition tiny (usually a mm or two). They are very common and most often lead to nothing. Some even close on their own. However, some do not. And sometime they look tiny in little babies, but end up being larger. You need to follow-up with a cardiologist to determine if it changes as above. Your cardiologist can discuss things further, but most are not significant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a resting heart beat of 99-121 with normal Bp an don't have heart murmur or anything an if it is norm why is my doc worried abot?

Is it normal to have a resting heart beat of 99-121 with normal Bp an don't have heart murmur or anything an if it is norm why is my doc worried abot?

Rapid pulse: A number of metabolic conditions, most notable an overactive thyroid can cause an elevated pulse. Anxiety can also cause this. Your primary care should rule out other causes before investigating the heart itself as the cause. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

A murmur is a sound: A murmur is a sound coming from the heart or blood vessels around the heart. The majority of these murmurs are normal, but some can be from an abnormality. A cardiologist can distinguish between normal and abnormal murmurs. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

It depends: If it is an innocent murmur, there are no symptoms, as there is no problem. If the murmur represents a heart problem, the usual symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, exercise intolerance, etc, all apply. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a new? Heart murmur as an adult?

Is it normal to develop a new? Heart murmur as an adult?

Maybe.: Murmur is sound of blood flowing. Some doctors hear better than others and some report murmurs more frequently. Changing doctors may change your murmur. Because your blood does not always flow with the same dynamic, you may have a murmur one day and not the next. The characteristics of the murmur and change over time are key. A new and ugly sounding murmur needs eval. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a heart murmur in a child who is normal?

Innocent murmur: A heart murmur in a healthy, normal child is often and innocent "flow" murmur... Essentially, we heart the blood flow across normal heart structures. ...Read more

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Is a heart murmur still a big deal for joining the military?

Is a heart murmur still a big deal for joining the military?

Depends: Heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem. A heart murmur is a sort of "squirting" sound that can be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Some of these "squirting" sounds are simply the sound of blood being "squirted" out of the heart (innocent murmurs) but they may also be the result of an abnormality of your heart. You should have yourself checked. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a heart murmur and what should I watch for?

Anyone know what is a heart murmur and what should I watch for?

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. ...Read more

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What can lead to a heart murmur and why would I have one at age 40?

What can lead to a heart murmur and why would I have one at age 40?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Too vague: A murmur is a sound your provider hears through a stethoscope, and may me associated with a normal heart. If the murmur is related to valve pathology, the severity of the condition will have to be evaluated and followed, usually with an echocardiogram. If the valve condition is severe and produces symptoms, or changes in the hearts function, repair or replacement of the valve may be needed. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

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

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Hoping you can tell me, is heart murmur something to be worried about?

Hoping you can tell me, is heart murmur something to be worried about?

Not necessarily: A murmur is a vibration of the heart heard by a stethoscope.
Some murmurs are normal, others may be due to a leaky (regurgitant) or a narrowed (stenotic) valve. Many people have a small amount of leakage of a valve which may not progress.
Only if the valve condition progresses to a severe degree of leakage or narrowing would valve repair or replacement become necessary. ...Read more

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What is a heart murmur specifically? & is it dangerous?

What is a heart murmur specifically? & is it dangerous?

Echocardiogram: A murmur is the sound of disturbed blood flow through a valve like a stream through narrows or over rocks. The only way to know whether it may be a problem or not is to have a cardiac ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur? Is it treatable?

What is a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur? Is it treatable?

Refers to the volume: A grade 1 murmur you can barely hear
a grade 2 murmur is obvious
a grade 3 murmur is louder
a grade 4 murmur you can hear and feel it rumble on the chest
a grade 5 murmur you can hear with just the rim of the stethoscope touching the chest
a grade 6 murmur you can hear with the stethoscope off the chest

the specfic treatment depends upon what is causing the murmur - ...Read more

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Relation between heart murmur and electrocardiography result?

Relation between heart murmur and electrocardiography result?

Can but..: Ecg can give general idea of heart structure but the echo will be far more accurate in determining the source of a murmur. ...Read more

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Is heart murmur with mild leak dangerous?

Is heart murmur with mild leak dangerous?

Probably not: It depends on which valve is leaking and how severe the leakage is. But it probably is not dangerous, especially if you feel ok. ...Read more

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Could my heart murmur and asthma be related to each other?

Could my heart murmur and asthma be related to each other?

Murmur: It depends on the cause of the murmur. The asthma and murmur could be related. Usually they would not be related. ...Read more

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My new born baby could have a heart murmur, how serious is that?

My new born baby could have a heart murmur, how serious is that?

It is uncertain: A murmur is an extra sound. The causes are many and range from normal sounds to mild defects that do not require treatment, to serious problems that may require surgery. A complete evaluation is necessary to know for sure. ...Read more

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Can having palpitations while having a heart murmur be a sign of something bad?

Can having palpitations while having a heart murmur be a sign of something bad?

Depends: It depends to a large degree what the cause of your heart murmur is. Some are benign. Some are not. Palpitations are present in nearly everyone sometimes and their significance depends on the underlying health of your heart. An echocardiogram and Holter exam would go a long way in determining if yours are serious. ...Read more

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My son was just diagnosed with a heart murmur. He just turned 3. Aren't murmurs diagnosed at birth?

My son was just diagnosed with a heart murmur. He just turned 3. Aren't murmurs diagnosed at birth?

Worst usually are: If I listen to a kid often enough in his or her childhood I will hear a slight murmur in all of them. Murmurs reflect the sounds made by blood flow and or the dynamic action of the heart. Although they can suggest structural defect in some, most are innocent. (not indicative of disease) most simple murmurs have nothing to do with later risk. ...Read more

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Hello! I found out I have a heart murmur, and I am going to the cardiologist. Can you explain what a heart murmur is?

Hello! I found out I have a heart murmur, and I am going to the cardiologist. Can you explain what a heart murmur is?

MURMUR: A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound. It is caused by turbulent flow through the valves or other issues in the heart. Many are of no consequence; however some are problematic.

The cardiologist will study this with an ultrasound called an "echocardiogram" usually. ...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

Dr. James Hocker
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