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What does heart murmur mean ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i just have a question a murmur is a abnormal sound that may indicate?
User :   what a stroke or valvular heart disease
Doctor :   yes it is abnormal heart sound
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User :   so would say that it is consider a valvular heart sound? doctor?
Doctor :   heart murmur is a whooshing sound between the beats
User :   diesase?
Doctor :   whoosh is just an extra noise that the blood makes as it flows through the heart
Doctor :   More than half of all young people have a heart murmur at some time in their lives and most heart murmurs don't mean anything is wrong
Doctor :   there are varies type of murmurs like innocent, functional, normal murmurs
Doctor :   these are caused by blood rushing through the valves in a normal heart and are nothing to worry about
Doctor :   sometimes heart disease can cause murmurs
Doctor :   in condition such as when heart may have a hole in it, a heart valve may leak, or a valve may not open all the way

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