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What is the cause of a heart murmur in a child who is normal?

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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Innocent murmur

A heart murmur in a healthy, normal child is often and innocent "flow" murmur..
. Essentially, we heart the blood flow across normal heart structures.

In brief: Innocent murmur

A heart murmur in a healthy, normal child is often and innocent "flow" murmur..
. Essentially, we heart the blood flow across normal heart structures.
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Dr. Joshua Murphy
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Innocent murmur

Is is fairly common in normal children for a "murmur', or noise, to be heard which is simply the normal blood flow.
A murmur does not always mean heart disease. An innocent murmur is nothing to be concerned about.

In brief: Innocent murmur

Is is fairly common in normal children for a "murmur', or noise, to be heard which is simply the normal blood flow.
A murmur does not always mean heart disease. An innocent murmur is nothing to be concerned about.
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Extra noise

A murmur is simply any noise other that the expected lub dup variations of the heart beating.
Kids have a variety of innocent murmurs that can reflect the dynamic activity of the heart, the flow of blood back to the heart from the head, a vibratory sound as blood flows in main vessels to the lungs & others.The lean chest wall also permits hearing sounds that will be muffled when muscle mass develops.

In brief: Extra noise

A murmur is simply any noise other that the expected lub dup variations of the heart beating.
Kids have a variety of innocent murmurs that can reflect the dynamic activity of the heart, the flow of blood back to the heart from the head, a vibratory sound as blood flows in main vessels to the lungs & others.The lean chest wall also permits hearing sounds that will be muffled when muscle mass develops.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. James Thompson
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Normal vibrations

As the heart contracts and blood flows through it, there are structures in the heart, potentially including valves, chords that hold the valves in place, and muscle bundles, that vibrate and cause sounds that can be heart with a stethoscope.
These sounds are normal.

In brief: Normal vibrations

As the heart contracts and blood flows through it, there are structures in the heart, potentially including valves, chords that hold the valves in place, and muscle bundles, that vibrate and cause sounds that can be heart with a stethoscope.
These sounds are normal.
Dr. James Thompson
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