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How common is a childhood heart murmur to be still there in adulthood?

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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In brief: Cause?

That question can't be answered without knowing the cause of the murmur. "Murmur" just means a sound that we hear - it can be caused by many things including a small hole in the heart, heart valve issues, anemia, or just the blood flow through the vessels (innocent).
An innocent murmur tends to "come and go" and often disappear completely. A hole might close. Anemia can resolve. Learn the cause.

In brief: Cause?

That question can't be answered without knowing the cause of the murmur. "Murmur" just means a sound that we hear - it can be caused by many things including a small hole in the heart, heart valve issues, anemia, or just the blood flow through the vessels (innocent).
An innocent murmur tends to "come and go" and often disappear completely. A hole might close. Anemia can resolve. Learn the cause.
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