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Heart Murmur

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Mary Hansen

on 17 May 2016

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Transcript of Heart Murmur

What is it?
Heart murmurs are sounds during your heartbeat cycle, such as whooshing or swishing, made by turbulent blood in or near your heart.
More Information
Heart murmurs can be present at birth (congenital) or develop later in life.
If you have a harmless heart murmur, you most likely won't have signs or symptoms.
Causes of Harmless murmurs
An innocent murmur can occur when blood flows for rapidly than normal through the heart.
Causes of an Abnormal murmur
The most common cause of abnormal murmurs in children is when babies are born with structural problems of the heart (congenital heart defects)
By: Mary Hansen
Heart Murmur
A heart murmur isn't a disease, but may indicate underlying heart conditions.
Heart murmurs are ofter harmless and don't require treatment.
An abnormal heart murmur may not cause any obvious signs or symptoms, other than the sounds that your doctor hears when listening to your heart with a stethoscope.
Conditions that may cause rapid blood flow through the heart include:
Physical activity or exercise
Phases of rapid growth
Innocent murmurs may disappear over time.
Common congenital defects:
Holes in the heart or cardiac shunts
Heart valve abnormalities
Valve calcification
Rheumatic fever
Abnormal heart murmurs don't usually go away
Aortic Sentosis Murmur
How the heart works
Normal heart sounds
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