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Is a heart murmur still a big deal for joining the military?
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends
Heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem. A heart murmur is a sort of "squirting" sound that can be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope.
Some of these "squirting" sounds are simply the sound of blood being "squirted" out of the heart (innocent murmurs) but they may also be the result of an abnormality of your heart. You should have yourself checked.

In brief: Depends
Heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem. A heart murmur is a sort of "squirting" sound that can be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope.
Some of these "squirting" sounds are simply the sound of blood being "squirted" out of the heart (innocent murmurs) but they may also be the result of an abnormality of your heart. You should have yourself checked.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Reason for murmur?
Check the standard to see if you are medically qualified: http://usmilitary.
About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart.Htm.

In brief: Reason for murmur?
Check the standard to see if you are medically qualified: http://usmilitary.
About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart.Htm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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