What Do Heart Murmurs Mean?

Q:
What do heart murmurs mean?

A:
Heart murmurs are the sound of blood flowing in or near the heart, and they can be heard with a stethoscope.

In most cases, heart murmurs do not need any treatment. However, it occasionally can be relative to a heart problem, such as heart valve disease.

Some people are born with heart murmurs, while others get them as they grow up.

If you have a harmless, or innocent heart murmur, you may have no symptom at all.

Key words: heart murmurs; heart murmurs symptoms

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