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I used to have a heart murmur, but it is a kind of remission

i used to have a heart murmur, but it went it correct to say its in remission ? i know when diseses go away, but can always come back, its called remission i used to have a heart murmur, but last my docters checked my heart they couldnt hear it...would it be correct if i say its in remission ...or no?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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A heart murmur, like a fever or a cough, is a very non specific sign that warrants further evaluation. It is simply a noise that a heart can make if turbulence is created. Where and when the turbulence occurs; to what degree and for how long; and what effect this has on a patient decides if the patient is really sick or not. So if a fever or cough went away, would it be correct to say that you have a fever or cough "in remission?" No. Neither would it be for a murmur either. There are instances of murmurs created simply by increased heart rates, or when the heart is attempting to pump against a higher pressure. In other words, there are no anatomical defects (such as a hole in the septum, or valvular abnormality) but is simply extra flow noise generated by the increased amount of blood flow. Slowing down the heart rate and maintaining good blood pressure control may resolve these kinds of high output, aka "functional" or "physiologic" murmurs. Good luck. Ralph
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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