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What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Sometimes related

Mitral valve prolapse is a diagnosis which describes how the valve closes.
A heart murmur is a physical finding (sign) it is not a diagnosis. A heart murmur is a sound you can hear when blood flows with turbulence (rough flow like rapids in a river). Murmurs can be caused by many things. The location and quality often gives us clues to what caused it. Prolapse may or may not have a murmur.

In brief: Sometimes related

Mitral valve prolapse is a diagnosis which describes how the valve closes.
A heart murmur is a physical finding (sign) it is not a diagnosis. A heart murmur is a sound you can hear when blood flows with turbulence (rough flow like rapids in a river). Murmurs can be caused by many things. The location and quality often gives us clues to what caused it. Prolapse may or may not have a murmur.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Heart murmur

Could occur in same person.
Murmur is detected by auscultation by listening to heart beats with stethoscope. Mortal valve prolapse is seen on screen by doing echocardiogram.

In brief: Heart murmur

Could occur in same person.
Murmur is detected by auscultation by listening to heart beats with stethoscope. Mortal valve prolapse is seen on screen by doing echocardiogram.
Dr. Alan Ali
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