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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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.
Depends: Most heart murmurs are benign. Functional murmurs are those that relate to turbulent flow through normal valves. Anyone of us can have a murmur. Some murmurs are related to mild or moderate leaking across valves and do not need any immediate attention. However, other murmurs are more serious and related to serious narorwing or leaking of valves. Some relate to holes in heart such as vsd's. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Turbulent flow: When fluids flow smoothly, they make no noise (imagine a peaceful, quiet stream); when there is turbulence, they make noise (imagine a raging river). This is a murmur, turbulent flow through the heart, which makes noise. It can be associated with the valves, with various malformations within the heart. Many are benign (flow mumur in pregnancy) but some are bad (aortic stenosis). Talk 2 M.D. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Yes, its common: Yes, its very common for young kids to have slight heart murmurs. Most often they are called stills murmurs or innocent murmurs and are heard simply becausea child is small and thin and the wooshing sound of the blood in the heart is easily heard. There could be something wrong and it should be evaulated by your doctor, but most heart murmurs in kids are benign. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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