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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)

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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I have an innocent heart murmur caused by a tiny tiny hole in my heart. I want to try MDMA, is this safe for me to do?

I have an innocent heart murmur caused by a tiny tiny hole in my heart. I want to try MDMA, is this safe for me to do?

Regardless of: whether you have a murmur or structural heart problem, Ecstasy (MDMA) has NO medical indications and can lead to addiction and death. In short, NO it is NOT safe for you or anyone else. ...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

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What are symptoms of a heart murmur?

What are symptoms of a heart murmur?

None, really: A murmur is a sound from flow in the heart. It can come from a lot of reasons. Symptoms, or how you feel, depend on what is actually going on with your heart. Lots of murmurs are totally normal. When you see your doctor, start with how you are doing or feeling, and if there is any change from before. This will help in the interpretation of your physical signs, like a murmur (if any). Be well! ...Read more

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Can you advise for heart murmur and military?

Can you advise for heart murmur and military?

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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I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

Depends. : A murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are benign. Some are caused by valve disease. Ultimately, the consequences are from what caused the murmur. Valve disease can progress, but sometimes stabilizes for a long time. You should talk to a doctor to get a good history and physical. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a heart murmur, could i die from it?

What to do if I have a heart murmur, could i die from it?

No: A heart murmur is a finding on physical examination, not a disease. If you have severe heart disease that puts you at risk for death, you may have a murmur related to the heart problem, but you die from the heart problem, not from the murmur. ...Read more

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At what age can I expect my child to outgrow his "innocent" heart murmur?

At what age can I expect my child to outgrow his "innocent" heart murmur?

Doesn't matter: It can be months, years, or occasionally never. Since it is "innocent" you (and as they grow older, your child) need to tell new doctors about the murmur, and the fact it has been evaluated and found to be harmless. And live a normal, heart healthy lifestyle! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read more

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Can meningitis cause a heart murmur ?

Can meningitis cause a heart murmur ?

Meningitis is an: inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. This can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Heart murmur is a sound made by the flow of blood through the heart and through the valves. There is nothing about meningitis that will CAUSE a heart murmur. Sometimes the bacteria responsible for the Meningitis can infect the heart and cause damage which will result in a murmur but this is rare. ...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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Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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