Heart murmurs are abnormal sounds that can be heard during a cardiac examination. In general, murmurs are thought to arise due to the turbulent flow of blood across heart valves. There are many different types of murmurs - most are benign, but several can be associated with significant heart disease. Some symptoms of valvular heart disease
can include chest pain
, shortness of breath
, palpitations, and fainting
While there are benign causes of fainting (i.e. dehydration
, vasovagal), the combination of a murmur with fainting should prompt at least an initial medical evaluation by a professional.
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