Adult Heart Murmur Causes

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Definition

Murmurs are blowing, whooshing, or rasping sounds heard during a heartbeat. The sound is caused by turbulent blood flow through the heart valves or near the heart.


Alternative Names

Chest sounds - murmurs; Heart sounds - abnormal; Murmur - innocent; Innocent murmur; Systolic heart murmur; Diastolic heart murmur


Considerations

A doctor can check heart sounds by listening with a stethoscope over the surface of the chest. An echocardiogram can find the...

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