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When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Am I a high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Am I a  high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Possibly.: It all depends on what type of cardiac condition you have; if it is only a mild mitral valve prolapse for example, you should anticipate completely normal outcomes. If it is something more serious, your cardiologist and perinatologist should devise a birthing plan to assist you and minimize the risks to your health. ...Read more

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My 8month old diagnosed heart murmur.he is healthy, growing well,developing.in pregnancy had heart sono,all was well.chance of murmur being innocent?

My 8month old diagnosed heart murmur.he is healthy, growing well,developing.in pregnancy had heart sono,all was well.chance of murmur being innocent?

Very good: Most of the "murmur bad" group are discovered by age 2 mo. through a variety of physical findings or testing. In decades as a pediatrician, I think I heard an innocent murmur at some point in most of my kids. It was became so common and the findings so predictable, I often just monitored them for years without any testing.These often disappeared with age. ...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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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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I was born with a heart murmur. How long does that last? I heart that through time it goes away. I'm 24 now should I check of it's gone or should just not worry about it?

I was born with a heart murmur. How long does that last? I heart that through time it goes away. I'm 24 now should I check of it's gone or should just not worry about it?

Murmur: There are many kinds of heart murmurs ranging from severe to innocent. The best thing to do is visit your doctor who can listen to your heart and determine if you still have a murmur. A echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound of your heart can be done if necessary as well. ...Read more

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Can mvp with heart murmur cause palpitations w/ SOB? It only last for a second. Should I give my heart dr. A call or is it normal.?

It is ok.: MVP can cause Palpitation. as a rule any heart symptoms which lasts less than 30 seconds are not emergency and are benign symptoms. Anxiety makes all the symptoms worse so try to take deep breath. It increases Vagal tone and helps Slow down the HR. it also hel your Anxiety ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations randomly (last 2-10 min.), mostly at night before bed or if i get hungry during day. Dr also says I have benign heart murmur?

Odds are you're fine: Palpitations at rest are common in healthy young adults. Stay hydrated, get enough sleep and exercise, avoid caffeine. If you have experienced significant decrease in exercise tolerance, if the palpitations get worse with exertion, if they cause dizziness or fainting, or if they don't improve within several weeks, go see a doctor. Benign heart murmurs are benign. ...Read more

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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