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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Pansystolic Murmur

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What kind of doctor can diagnose a pansystolic murmur?

What kind of doctor can diagnose a pansystolic murmur?

Any: This just requires a stethoscope and knowledge of what you are listening to. Cardiologists, or heart specialists, would be expected to be more expert at diagnosing cardiac murmurs. ...Read more

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 medications can treat a pansystolic murmur?

What medications can treat a pansystolic murmur?

Murmur: Heart murmur is noise caused by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. In timing there are systolic, diastolic and continuous murmurs. By cause there are too many to enumerate here. More information is needed to discuss physiology and treatment ...Read more

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What is a holosystolic murmur?

Holosystolic: A holosystolic murmur starts with the first heart sound and continues through the second heart sound. Typically, these are caused by AV valve insufficiency or ventricular septal defects, they can also occur with aortopulmonary shunts. Arteriovenous fistulas have continuous murmurs associated but we call them bruits. ...Read more

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Can a holosystolic murmur be functional- innocent if echocardiogram is normal?

Can a holosystolic murmur be functional- innocent if echocardiogram is normal?

No: Holosystolic murmurs are not normal. If the echocardiogram is read as normal, either you don't have a holosystolic murmur, or the echocardiogram missed the abnormality causing the murmur. If the echocardiogram is truly normal, it is morst likely that you have a systoli ejection murmur, not a holostysolic murmur. Innocent, or normal heart murmurs, are typically systolic ejection murmurs. ...Read more

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Why does a partial or full avsd cause a holosystolic murmur? Is it because associated valve regurgitation? Thanks.

Typically: Iin an avsd, there will typically be a systolic ejection murmur from increased flow across the pulmonary valve related to pulmonary overcirculation. The vsd shunting will often be low velocity and not produce an audible murmur, so any holosystolic murmur would usually derive from av valve regurgitation, a common problem in this defect. ...Read more

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I have read that only 3 things cause a holosystolic murmur. Tricuspid regurg, mitral regurg, and ventricular septal defect. Are these the only 3?

I have read that only 3 things cause a holosystolic murmur. Tricuspid regurg, mitral regurg, and ventricular septal defect. Are these the only 3?

Essentially: Technically a lv to RA shunt would also generate a holosystolic murmur. In some ways this could be considered a combination of a vsd and tr, although there is actually a distinct entity involving the atrioventricular septum. (also, from a practical standpoint, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish a long systolic ejection murmur from a holosystolic murmur.). ...Read more

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My child has a systolic mild ejection murmur. How serious is this and does he need any treatment?

My child has a systolic mild ejection murmur.  How serious is this and does he need any treatment?

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

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What is the treatment of rheumatic murmur and if person go for surgery how many chances are there to have a successful surgery?

Need more info: Rheumatic murmur is too broad a topic. An echocardiogram and clinical evaluation are neeed along with symptoms and age. That said, surgery is generally very successful when needed. Generally these can be followed and are not an issu, but over time, ie, years and decades they can be an issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for murmur in seven month old baby?

What is the treatment for murmur in seven month old baby?

Get an Echo!: First, the cause of the murmur needs to be identified. A young child with a murmur could mean absolutely nothing, or could indicate a structural pathology within the heart. Many children have innocent or benign murmurs. On the other hand, in a small subset of patients, a systolic murmur could signify a heart defect. Depending on the defect, the treatment options vary from nothing to surgery. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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My mom was just told she has a neck murmur. What is a neck murmur? What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment options?

My mom was just told she has a neck murmur.  What is a neck murmur?  What are the causes, symptoms, and treatment options?

Depends: The murmur label is just indication that there is an extra sound, usually of blood flow. In kids it is often blood flowing back to the heart from the brain, in adults it may be transmitted up from the heart or produced by a narrowing of the blood vessel (artery). Treatment, if any, would depend on the situation. A further study to discover the origin of the murmur would be next if her doc approves ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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How bad is a heart murmur? How important is treatment or going to the doctor for it?

How bad is a heart murmur? 
How important is treatment or going to the doctor for it?

Murmur Common: Many are Benign, some are not. You need a Cardiologist to listen, you may need a sonogram of UR heart (echocardiogram) — simple test. The echo is the best way to follow a murmur that is not currently important but could become important in later years. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur and a small artery and am experiencing problems. What can I do for treatment?

I have a heart murmur and a small artery and am experiencing problems. What can I do for treatment?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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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I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

I'm curious what occurs if a heart murmur doesn't heal?

Depends. : A murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are benign. Some are caused by valve disease. Ultimately, the consequences are from what caused the murmur. Valve disease can progress, but sometimes stabilizes for a long time. You should talk to a doctor to get a good history and physical. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Too vague: A murmur is a sound your provider hears through a stethoscope, and may me associated with a normal heart. If the murmur is related to valve pathology, the severity of the condition will have to be evaluated and followed, usually with an echocardiogram. If the valve condition is severe and produces symptoms, or changes in the hearts function, repair or replacement of the valve may be needed. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Murmur: Heart murmur is noise caused by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. In timing there are systolic, diastolic and continuous murmurs. By cause there are too many to enumerate here. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and my doc. Said I had a murmur then I went back and said I didn't have it anymore. What's going on?

Probably nothing: Benign or "functional" murmurs are sounds made by a normal heart. They are super common and can come and go. If that's what you have, then it's fine and don't be surprised if it comes back. ...Read more

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The Dr. wrote in my chart that I have a grade 2 blowing murmur. Didn't mention it to me. EKG was Nl and no Dr seems to have heard it before or since. Can murmurs come and go? Should I be concerned?

The Dr. wrote in my chart that I have a grade 2 blowing murmur. Didn't mention it to me. EKG was Nl and no Dr seems to have heard it before or since. Can murmurs come and go? Should I be concerned?

Murmurs canbe tricky: It does seem odd that he would not have mentioned it to you, especially to ask if anyone had told you have a murmur before, but your ECG came out normal which is reassuring. You could consider having an echocardiogram done to see if there are any structural problems with the valves or how the heart contracts that could cause what he heard. Most likely it is a benign murmur. ...Read more

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My son was recently at the doctors for being sick they said that he has a murmur? Why didn't they diagnose it at birth? He's 19months old now

My son was recently at the doctors for being sick they said that he has a murmur? Why didn't they diagnose it at birth? He's 19months old now

Heart Changes: When a child is sick their heart has to pump a little harder, and the way blood flows changes in small ways. It's not unusual to hear a murmur when a child is sick because there's just more blood flow in the heart. Sometimes this can reveal a heart abnormality or it's just the "whooshing" sound of extra bloodflow. Please follow up with your doctor couple weeks. ...Read more

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5yo had physical and Pedi said her innocent heart murmur is louder than past but still nothing to worry about. Why isn't it gone and why is it louder?

Murmur : Your pedi might be right sometimes it is louder, but usually when you have anemia or fever. You can also ask to see a pediatric cardiologist, maybe an echo can be done and if normal you can be 100% sure that it is innocent or Ped cardiologist may not even see echocardiogram necessary ...Read more

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Had doppler echo for eval of murmur. The pulm valve was not well seen. My dr. Said its innocent. How do they know pulm valve isn't causing the murmur?

Could be the source: The pulmonary valve is often not well seen on routine echocardiograms, even when carefully done. However, the flow across it is usually easily measured, and so a serious condition seems unlikely. Many murmurs are harmless, and an echo should be able to 'rule out' most serious causes. ...Read more

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Well, my father presents a strange murmur or sound but I can't tell you where the sound or murmur exactly comes from. It's so loud that I can listen?

Sound: Without more information and examining the patient, one could only speculate on what you are talking about. That really won't help you. You really should ask your father's doctor this question. ...Read more

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I have a slight heart murmur. Should i be worried? I was told about 3 or so months ago that I have a slight heart murmur. They said it was a level 1? So I don't think it is too serious. But today it feels like my heart is beating really slow. But i

I have a slight heart murmur. Should i be worried? I was told about 3 or so months ago that I have a slight heart murmur. They said it was a level 1? So I don't think it is too serious. But today it feels like my heart is beating really slow. But i

A : A heart murmur is nothing more than turbulent blood flow through the heart and can be caused by many situations ranging from completely benign (vigorous flow through a normally pumping heart, or pregnancy) or more serious conditions such as valve narrowing (stenosis), leaking (regurgitation), or a hole in the heart. Murmurs are typically graded based on the loudness (grade 1-6) and the description can often give clues as to the possible cause. The only way to know for sure if a murmur is benign or more concerning is to have an echocardiogram done which will show any abnormalities that might be present. I would discuss this with your physician and consider this if you are really concerned. ...Read more

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What is diastolic murmur like?

Murmurs...: A diastolic murmur just means a sound heard during the diastolic filling phase of the pumping chambers of the heart. For example, mitral stenosis causes a diastolic murmur as blood flows from la to lv during diastole. Aortic regurgitation is a diastolic murmur as blood leaks back through the aortic valve. ...Read more

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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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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