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Systolic Ejection Murmur
Diagnostic procedure: For older cardiologists like me physical exam after history often tells us what the cause and relative severity of the systolic murmurs is. The first test we generally order specific to the 'murmur' is the echocardiogram, this generally gives a very good indication of the valve problem and its severity. If necessary we might go on to other testing such as cardiac catheterization. ...Read more
I have been diagnose to have grade 2/6 systolic ejection murmur over 2-5 local with a split 2nd HS heard over mitral area. Will it affect me? I am 23
What causes a systolic ejection murmur in adults?I've had heart ablation & echoes but this is new.Can weight loss cause it?I've lost 110lbs naturally.
Discuss with doc: If i listen to a kid often enough as they grow up i will eventually hear a murmur in most. Mild systolic ejection murmurs are often just flow related, like the noise water makes in a babbling brook .Flow thru slightly narrow pulmonary arteries are frequent a cause of systolic murmurs. Clarify with your dr whether the murmur means anything. Most murmur"bad" is addressed at birth. ...Read more
Flow murmur: Ejection systolic murmur usually refers to a benign murmur caused by increased blood flow. In other words, this is a functional murmur and not caused by any valvular pathology. Common causes are increased heart rate, increased adrenergic tone (ie adrenaline), increase blood volume as in a pregnant state. More serious systolic murmurs indicate aortic stenosis, or outflow tract obstruction. ...Read more
I have a 1-2/6 ejection systolic murmur at RUSB radiating to both carotids, trivial to mild AR, non-dilated chambers. Will the AR get worse? Thanks.
Possibly: You are quite young and it is important to have regular follow-up. The AR you describe may in fact be "trivial" and cause you no problems at all ! AR is typically a diastolic murmur - be sure to check with your doc about findings. Many people live comfortably even with mild or moderate AR so be sure to address any risks for heart disease you may have and keep in touch with your doctor! ...Read more
Murmur: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, I am a little unclear about the description. I am assuming this is physical examination finding but the systolic ejection makes me think of you are referring to the Ejection fraction on ECHO. Would you mind clarifying it? Thank you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical examination Findings Say: Cardiac Murmur 1, Location, Apex, Timing, Diastolic, Systolic ejection. WHAT Does it mean please help explain?Thanks.
Cardiac auscultation: Cardiac auscultation was born when a doctor realized he could hear the sounds the heart makes during filling , diastole, and systole, when the heart beats. Murmurs indicate abnormal heart sounds indicating valvular stenosis or regurgitation (rigid or leaky) extra heartbeats in heart failure etc. Murmurs are graded 1-5 and described by anatomical location and radiation. Google videos/ articles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers