Heart murmurs are sounds during your heartbeat cycle such as whooshing or swishing made by turbulent blood in or near your heart. Heart murmurs can be present at birth (congenital) or develop later in life. A heart murmur is not a disease but murmurs may indicate an underlying heart problem.
- Skin that appears blue, especially on the fingertips and lips
- Swelling or sudden weight gain
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic cough
- Enlarged liver
- Enlarged neck veins
- Poor appetite and failure to grow normally (in infants)
- Heavy sweating with minimal or no exertion
- Chest pain
There are two types of heart murmurs:
· Innocent heart murmur: A person with an innocent murmur has a normal heart. This type of heart murmur is common in newborns and children.
· Abnormal heart murmur: An abnormal heart murmur is more serious. In children, abnormal murmurs are usually caused by congenital heart disease. In adults, abnormal murmurs are most often due to acquired heart valve problems.
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