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What's a heart murmur?

What's a heart murmur?

Noise: It's a subjective finding of noise in a heart by stethoscope. Some murmurs are physiologically normal and others require further evaluation by echocardiogram. ...Read more

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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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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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Whats a heart murmor?

Whats a heart murmor?

Extra sound: In > 3 decades of listening to kids at all ages I find it common to hear a murmur at some point on most. Murmur just means the extra noise beyond the lub dup of the heart beat.It refers to the sound made by blood flowing. It can be of no importance or a sign of a problem.Most of those causing kid problems are picked up at birth or within the 1st yr. A brand new murmur may mean a status change ...Read more

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Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read more

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Is a heart murmur the same as a heart click?

Is a heart murmur the same as a heart click?

No, but: They are both potentially abnormal heart sounds. Both would prompt further investigation to detect any possible problems. ...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 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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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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What are the causes of second heart sounds with 2/6 systolic murmur?

What are the causes of second heart sounds with 2/6 systolic murmur?

2nf heart sounds: Second heart sounds with systolic murmurs are usually ejection clicks. ...Read more

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In simple terms what is a pansystolic heart murmur?

In simple terms what is a pansystolic heart murmur?

Heart murmur: A heart murmur is sound produced by an abnormal heart structure. Pansystolic murmur is one which continues throughout the whole heart contraction phase. The commonest pansystolic murmur is mitral insufficiency, others are ventricular septal defect and tricuspid insufficiency. There are others less common. ...Read more

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Is a weak/faint heart beat a possible sign of any heart problems?

Is a weak/faint heart beat a possible sign of any heart problems?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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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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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Is the resting heart rate of 111 beats/second a sign of heart problems/abormalities?

Tachycardia: It could indicate stress, something with caffeine, illicit drugs, pharmaceutical agents, recent activity. ...Read more

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What is a heart murmer?

What is a heart murmer?

Echo: 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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What is the difference between a heart murmur, tachycardia and a cardiac arrythmia?

What is the difference between a heart murmur, tachycardia and a cardiac arrythmia?

Common problems: A heart murmur is blood flow that can be heard with a stethoscope. This can be normal flow or abnormal flow. Tachycardia is the finding of a heart rate above the normal resting heart rate for your age. Arrhythmia is defined as the electricity moving through the heart in an abnormal pattern. There are many types of arrhythmia, some benign and some serious. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have a heart palpitation and a murmur?

Usually not: Generally the two are not related to each other. A murmur is a sound caused by the flow of blood in the heart. In children and young adults, most murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), but some may be caused by problems with the heart. Similarly, most palpitations (feeling the heart beating) are also normal, but they can also be caused by abnormal heart rhythms. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could an episode of a fib have a strong heart beat.?

Could an episode of a fib have a strong heart beat.?

Subjective: It commonly feels that way even though the actual amount of blood pumped is a little less than normal. ...Read more

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Is heart murmuring a diseases?

Is heart murmuring a diseases?

No.: A heart murmur is just the sound of blood flowing. A murmur is a sign not a disease. Sometimes a murmur can indicate a problem, but most murmurs are just murmurs. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Could you have a heart attack because of a heart attack?

Yes heart attack: You want to know if a previous heart attack can cause another heart attack. You are correct. Your cardiologist will need to follow you after the first heart attack. Patient who have surgery or stenting of coronary arteries do better with complete revascularization. Those patients that do not are at risk for future heart attacks. Optimizing medications is the following goal. Be well. ...Read more

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How serious is a heart murmur?

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 more

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