Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

What is a heart murmur?

Does anyone know what a heart murmur is, how you get one, if it is dangerous to have, and will it ever go away?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Answers:  2 Views:  346
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
It is foreign sound produced by blood flow with higer pressure from praposnately
narrow aperture. There can be benign murmur but without knowing one can not say
it haemfull or harmless. Yes it may go if reason for it is properly corrected by surgery.
take care, thanks
Answered: Thu, 15 Sep 2011
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Normally when you listen to heart, there are two sound usually referred to as LUB and DUB and these are due to closure of heart valves. When some valve is not functioning properly, flow through it produces a sound called murmur but it can also occur when there is rapid flow of blood through normal valves (for example in children), these murmurs are normal and are called flow murmurs. Murmurs due to malfunction of valve can't go away by themselves, however mild ones don't produce any problem. Valve malfunction can occur because of heart disease, degeneration in old age and Rheumatic fever etc.
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor