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Soft Systolic Heart Murmur
Many things: The most common systolic murmur is an innocent flow murmur. Some murmurs represent rapid blood flow through a tight valve or tube, some rapid flow through a whole. Many docs are rained to know based on exam, but a cardiac ultrasound is sometimes done to confirm or exclude the initial impression. ...Read more
Many are Normal: Many children develop Heart murmurs as they grow. They are caused by blood vibrating the heart as it beats. Sometimes it can be caused by a hole in the heart or other abnormal changes in heart valves. A visit to a pediatric heart specialist would be a great way to clarify this. Most of them are innocent ( not a significant health issue) and resolve without treatment. Get it checked ...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
I am 42 and last year I was diagnosed with a short systolic heart murmur with a T-wave inversion and never had it before. What causes this?
Heart sounds: Normal first heart sound (s1) means normal closure of the two valves (tricuspid and mitral) between upper and lower chambers of the heart. Normal second heart sound (s2) means normal closure of the outlet valves (aortic and pulmonary) from bottom chambers of the heart to all body parts (systemic circulation) and lungs (pulmonary circulation). S1 and S2 (racepinephrine) can be soft, loud or abnormally split attimes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loud systolic heart murmur best heard in right intercostal space.I have other heart related symptoms.Wud this indicate a valve or hole issue?
Im on a 20 week cardio waiting list for loud systolic heart murmur with symptoms (rapid hrt, nausea, breathless).Is it ok to wait this long? F, age 21.
I have resting heart rate-90-120, loud systolic heart murmur, breathlessness, lung function just below 80% + nausea/reflux. What cud be wrong? Age 21.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer