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I've always had a innocent heart murmur, but can a murmur affect your cardiovascular capacity during intense workouts?

I've always had a innocent heart murmur, but can a murmur affect your cardiovascular capacity during intense workouts?

Murmurs: There are many types of murmurs which can range from those that are life threatening to benign or innocent murmurs. If indeed you have a benign murmur then you have nothing to worry about and, no, it wouldn't effect your capacity during workouts. ...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


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Can i heart murmur go from a grade 1 to a grade 5 or 6? I'm a 18 year old female was first diagnosed with a innocent heart murmur at 14 months of age.

Can i heart murmur go from a grade 1 to a grade 5 or 6? I'm a 18 year old female was first diagnosed with a innocent heart murmur at 14 months of age.

Yes: I would argue that a 5-6 won't be innocent. Innocent murmurs are more common than pathological ones. Yours may not have been innocent but been mild disease, like a mildly narrowed (stenotic) valve. It could slowly progress and the murmur would become louder or harsher over time. If its a 5, you should probably have an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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5yo had physical and Pedi said her innocent heart murmur is louder than past but still nothing to worry about. Why isn't it gone and why is it louder?

Murmur : Your pedi might be right sometimes it is louder, but usually when you have anemia or fever. You can also ask to see a pediatric cardiologist, maybe an echo can be done and if normal you can be 100% sure that it is innocent or Ped cardiologist may not even see echocardiogram necessary ...Read more

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Both my kids have innocent heart murmur is it possible that I could have a heart condition too I have hypothyroid but my heart has sharp pain ?

Both my kids have innocent heart murmur is it possible that I could have a heart condition too I have hypothyroid but my heart has sharp pain ?

Innocent murmurs: There is no known inheritance issues with innocent murmurs and they tend to resolve with time. Innocent implies no disease. It a sound created within a normal heart and is not a disease. Your symptoms may be entirely separate. Be assessed. I hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get pains near my heart . I have a innocent heart murmur. Doc said she could barely hear it and it was innocent. Is this bad or no?

Sometimes i get pains near my heart . I have a innocent heart murmur. Doc said she could barely hear it and it was innocent. Is this bad or no?

Doesn't sound bad: Lots of people have heart murmurs. This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you or your heart. If you are really concerned you could get an echo, (an ultrasound of the heart) but that seems unnecessary from the information provided. I would not worry about this, just like your doctor told you. ...Read more

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One year old diagnosed with innocent heart murmur (sounds like guitar string being plucked)- "unless it gets worse". How often do they get worse? Why?

One year old diagnosed with innocent heart murmur (sounds like guitar string being plucked)- "unless it gets worse". How often do they get worse? Why?

Innocent murmur: What the doctor is saying is he thinks based on the sound of the murmur that it is innocent, meaning it is made from the turbulent flow through a normal heart. Sometimes murmurs can denote an anatomical issue. It is not that "an innocent murmur turns into a problem" but rather the doctor cannot say 100% that there is an anatomical issue unless an echo is done. So recommends follow-up ...Read more

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What is a heart murmur?

What is a heart murmur?

Unexpected noise: When you listen to the heart,the traditional lub-dup of the valves closing is what you expect to hear. When you hear an extra whooshing or vibratory sound it is usually of low intensity, so the "murmur" label is used.It can be murmur "good", or just part of the dynamic flow of blood .If it is murmur "bad",it represents a defect requiring special attention and care. ...Read more

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What is benign heart murmur?

What is benign heart murmur?

Common, not serious: Heart murmur is basically an extrasound is heard/generated when the heart pumps. Benign in medicine means not serious/not concerning. Probably about 60% of young children have some murmur during the first decade of life because of the rapid changes in the heart as they grow. So, if doc said benign heart murmur, that is something not to worry. If u are still concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you feel a heart murmur?

Can you feel a heart murmur?

They are graded 1-6: You might feel a really loud (6) murmur by putting your hand on your chest wall but you would not be able to feel a very soft murmur. You can have a murmur which is "innocent" and has no significance or you can have a murmur which is very forboding. A trained physician lnows how to interpret the significance of the sounds that he hears. A creaky floor night mean the building is about to fall or n ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more