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What could cause a systolic heart murmur in a child?

What could cause a systolic heart murmur in a child?

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

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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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What could cause a systolic heart murmur in a child?

What could cause a systolic heart murmur in a child?

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

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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What is a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur? Is it treatable?

What is a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur? Is it treatable?

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

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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 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?

Risky...: Your gene, size, DM, HTN , Nicotine use , cholesterol all, together puts in a risk category.....which presents with heart murmur, Ischemia....T inversion. If not on..start 81mg ASA daily, get stress test. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself
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Limit your salt intake
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Call your doctor if you gain more than 5 pounds
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Take your medications as prescribed
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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?

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?

Possibly: A loud heart murmur should be investigated by your physician. It could be a valve problem and an echocardiogram will help to define the issue. The aortic valve is often heard best in the right upper sternal border. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Keep doctor visits
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Maintain low-salt, low-water intake
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more

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