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Heart murmur at the age of 14. Is it dangerous?

I'm 14 years old and my doctor told me I have a heart murmur?
Are they harmful? She said i had to get an ultrasound.. Could it mean anything bad? It developed in the past couple months cause in September i didnt have it.. What could be wrong/how could i fix it?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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What Is a Heart Murmur? A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. They sometimes sound like a whooshing or swishing noise. Normal heartbeats make a "lub-DUPP" or "lub-DUB" sound. This is the sound of the heart valves closing as blood moves through the heart. Doctors can hear these sounds and heart murmurs using a stethoscope. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/heartmurmur/hmurmur_what.html
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