Information on Heart Murmurs

When listening to your heartbeat with a stethoscope, your healthcare provider may hear an extra or unusual sound -- a heart murmur. The sound of a heart murmur can range from very faint to very loud and sometimes can sound like a whooshing or swishing noise.
 
Most heart murmurs are harmless. However, some are a sign of a heart problem, especially if other signs or symptoms are present. In children, they are often present at birth. In adults, they are often the result of disease or a medical condition.
 
(Click Heart Murmur for more information on this topic, including other names for the condition.)

Information on Heart Murmurs

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