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What does having a?Heart murmur mean?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Turbulent flow
The most specific meaning is turbulent blood flow from the "rooms" of the heart (the chambers) through the "doors" (the valves).
Many causes exist.The can be from problems or changes in the valves or heart, or from things that effect the blood flow (anemia, exercise, dehydration).Some causes are benign(flow murmur, sometimes prolapse, venous hum), sometimes more serious like valve failure or blockage.

In brief: Turbulent flow
The most specific meaning is turbulent blood flow from the "rooms" of the heart (the chambers) through the "doors" (the valves).
Many causes exist.The can be from problems or changes in the valves or heart, or from things that effect the blood flow (anemia, exercise, dehydration).Some causes are benign(flow murmur, sometimes prolapse, venous hum), sometimes more serious like valve failure or blockage.
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