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Herbal Treatment For Heart Murmur
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
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
Normal EKG, heart murmur DR is calling "functional" but papers say"abnormal tachycardic w/quick drop to normal SEM". No treatment prescribed. Advice?
Advice: Talk to your doctor and ask for an explanation of what's going on with you ...Read more
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
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?
At my recent appointment for my arthritis, my doc told me he heard a heart murmur. I had it checked about 2 years ago, and it was fine. However, I'm wondering if it's bad that you can still hear it? Why hasn't it gone away?
May be a functional: This may be a benign functional murmur - no problem. If need further evaluation see a cardiologist ...Read more
Why do I run out of breath while running :30seconds after starting? Could it be cause the heart murmur I was born with hasn't healed?
See your PCP: Lungs and heart need to be checked and other associated findings need to be looked for. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: It depends entirely on the cause and severity of the pathology causing the murmur. ...Read more
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
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