• It can be easier to hear heart murmurs in kids because they have less fat, muscle, and bone between the murmur and the doctor's stethoscope. (kidshealth.org)
  • The doctor also will listen to your heart with a stethoscope, check your pulse, and listen to your lungs. (kidshealth.org)
  • Doctors listen to the heart by putting a stethoscope on different areas of the chest. (kidshealth.org)
  • Murmurs are classified ("graded") depending on how loud the murmur sounds with a stethoscope. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A provider can listen to your heart sounds by placing a stethoscope on your chest. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Diagnosis of a heart murmur is done by listening to the dog's chest with a stethoscope to identify any abnormal heart rhythms. (terrificpets.com)
  • Sometimes, when a doctor first hears the murmur through a stethoscope, he or she may want to have other tests done to be sure the murmur is innocent. (military-quotes.com)
  • Heart murmurs are continuous sounds that is audible with a common stethoscope, produced when blood passes through particular areas of the heart faster or slower than usual. (smore.com)
  • Heart murmurs are heart sounds produced when blood is pumped across a heart valve and creates a sound loud enough to be heard with a stethoscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • each of the locations roughly corresponds to a specific part of the heart and should be listened to (through the stethoscope) with the patient lying down, face up. (wikipedia.org)
  • The murmur is faint but immediately audible on placing the stethoscope on the chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • The murmur is so loud that it is audible with only the rim of the stethoscope touching the chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • The murmur is audible with the stethoscope not touching the chest but lifted just off it. (wikipedia.org)
  • This turbulence is heard as a noise - a murmur - that can be heard through the stethoscope. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The term 'heart murmur' refers to a noise that can be heard when a doctor listens to a person's heart through a stethoscope. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A grade two murmur is heard if the stethoscope is placed over the spot where the murmur has the highest intensity. (thehorse.com)
  • Beginning at grade five, a thrill is heard, and a grade six murmur can be heard when the stethoscope is not even touching the horse. (thehorse.com)
  • A heart murmur is an abnormal sound that a veterinarian hears when listening to a dog's heart through a stethoscope. (vetstreet.com)
  • The murmur can be heard with a stethoscope. (denverhealth.org)
  • During a physical exam, your doctor listens to your heart with a stethoscope. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • By using a stethoscope to listen to your heart, your doctor's trained ear can tell if the abnormal sound indicates turbulence. (texasheart.org)
  • In most cases, your doctor will be able to hear your heart murmur by using a stethoscope to listen to your heart (a technique called cardiac auscultation). (texasheart.org)
  • Veterinarians are usually alerted to a heart murmur simply by listening to the heart through a stethoscope. (vetinfo.com)
  • During an exam, the provider will listen to your child's heart with a stethoscope. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Your doctor listens to your child's heart with a stethoscope to detect heart murmurs. (goredforwomen.org)
  • A common part of the physical exam is to listen to your pet's heart with a stethoscope to make sure the heart is beating correctly. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Testing and Diagnosis Heart murmurs are usually detected during a routine physical exam when the vet listens to the dog's heart with a stethoscope. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Skilled physicians can reliably distinguish between the different types of murmurs using a very low-tech instrument - the stethoscope. (drgreene.com)
  • If the healthcare provider hears a heart murmur when listening to your child's chest with a stethoscope, he or she may refer you a pediatric cardiologist for more tests. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Most of the time, murmurs are detected by simply listening through a stethoscope. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Since heart murmurs can be hard to detect, sometimes the only symptom is the sound of the murmur itself, which a vet should be able to hear through a stethoscope. (floppycats.com)
  • However, sometimes the murmur is easy to miss if the quality of the stethoscope is poor, the vet doesn't listen long enough, or they are not experienced enough to recognize the sound of a murmur. (floppycats.com)
  • Most benign heart murmurs are diagnosed during the course of a routine physical exam with a stethoscope. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • It is often first suspected after listening to the child's chest using a stethoscope and as well as the familiar rhythmic beating of the heart, an additional 'whoosh' can be heard. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • As many children with murmurs experience no other symptoms, other than it being detected using a stethoscope, no intervention will be needed and these are classed as innocent murmurs, and the child will be simply monitored for signs of any changes. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • This sound is the most obvious of the cat heart murmur symptoms and is heard through a stethoscope. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • As mentioned, the actual murmur can be detected by a veterinarian with a stethoscope. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • An abnormal heart murmur usually has no obvious signs, aside from the unusual sound your doctor hears when listening to your heart with a stethoscope. (bhealthblog.com)
  • 6) There are six grades of murmurs, grade one being barely audible and very soft, and grade six being very intense and loud possibly being heard without a stethoscope. (ssdrc.com)
  • A heart murmur is an uncommon sound that your doctor, using a stethoscope, may hear between heartbeats. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • Heart murmurs come across as swishing or whooshing sounds when heard on the stethoscope by the doctor. (momjunction.com)
  • No specific signs and symptoms are seen in children with innocent murmurs other than the abnormal heart sound heard on the stethoscope. (momjunction.com)
  • Pediatricians may ask about the child's health history and listen to the murmur through a stethoscope. (momjunction.com)
  • If any abnormal heart sounds are noted during auscultation (listening via stethoscope), they refer the child to a pediatric cardiologist for further evaluation. (momjunction.com)
  • Grade I heart murmurs are barely audible, while grade VI heart murmurs can often be heard even without a stethoscope. (dogtime.com)
  • Usually the murmur is discovered when the vet routinely checks the chest with a stethoscope during the yearly wellness exam. (americanmaltese.org)
  • When your dog or cat visits the veterinarian, the doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the heart. (ctvsh.com)
  • Some heart murmurs are so quiet you can only hear them with a stethoscope while with others you may be able to hear while simply hanging out with your pet. (ctvsh.com)
  • Checking a Siamese cat's heart with a stethoscope. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • However, as expected, they are usually detected when a veterinarian listens to a cat's heart using a stethoscope. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • As anybody can buy a quality stethoscope online, on Amazon, I suspect that cat owners are doing their own diagnosis and detected a heart murmur in their cat because they have noticed symptoms. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • There are three different types of Heart Murmurs each with their own set of causes. (smore.com)
  • Are there different types of heart murmurs? (memorialhermann.org)
  • These types of heart murmurs are called innocent murmurs, because they do not need to be treated and do not cause concern for the person experiencing it. (ssdrc.com)
  • Before you panic, know that there are many different types of heart murmurs, and it doesn't necessarily mean your pet is in danger. (ctvsh.com)
  • These murmurs are not related to congenital heart defects, and usually resolve by the time a child reaches adulthood. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Congenital heart defects allow blood to move in an abnormal direction or cause a valve to malfunction, resulting in high-velocity and turbulent blood flow. (petplace.com)
  • Congenital heart defects, or abnormalities in the structure of the heart and blood vessels, are the most common type of birth defect, affecting approximately one out of every 100 babies born in the United States. (parents.com)
  • Some heart murmurs are caused by congenital heart defects or other conditions. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • The majority of heart murmurs are harmless, however, conditions such as anemia and congenital heart defects can cause more serious heart murmurs. (reference.com)
  • Although most heart murmurs are innocent, those caused by anemia and congenital heart defects do require treatment, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (reference.com)
  • While iron and diet changes can often treat anemia, claims WebMD, congenital heart defects may need surgery and certain medication, states the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (reference.com)
  • Heart murmurs caused by congenital heart defects, such as infected heart valves, require antibiotics, while structurally damaged heart valves require surgery, claims MedicineNet. (reference.com)
  • However, the majority of congenital heart defects, such as heart murmurs, can either be easily fixed or do not require any treatment, states the American Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (reference.com)
  • The two most common congenital heart defects are a ventricular septal defect (VSD) which is a hole in the wall (septum) between the ventricles (lower heart chambers) and an atrial septal defect (ASD) which is a hole between the atria (upper chambers) of the heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Many congenital heart defects can be treated easily or don't even need treatment. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Most infant deaths from congenital heart defects occur when the baby is less than 28 days old. (lovetoknow.com)
  • About 95% of babies survive non-critical congenital heart defects and about 69% of babies survive critical congenital heart defects. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Overall, babies born with congenital heart defects are surviving, thriving and living longer and healthier lives. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Murmurs that carry symptoms can indicate types of illnesses and congenital heart defects and further tests and interventions will be necessary. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • Murmurs caused by congenital heart defects will require a higher level of investigation and treatment and options depend on the size, type and cause of murmur. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • 7) Children may be born with congenital heart defects that cause abnormal heart murmurs. (ssdrc.com)
  • It is estimated that over 35,000 are born in the United States with congenital heart defects each year. (ssdrc.com)
  • Many heart murmurs are harmless. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Innocent murmurs are common in children and are quite harmless. (military-quotes.com)
  • Heart murmurs are shared by not only you but millions and millions of people in this world from one end of the globe to the other and are usually pretty harmless. (medhelp.org)
  • Some heart murmurs may be harmless. (denverhealth.org)
  • Harmless murmurs are caused by the normal flow of blood. (denverhealth.org)
  • Harmless heart murmurs usually do not cause symptoms. (denverhealth.org)
  • Harmless heart murmurs do not need treatment. (denverhealth.org)
  • About 10% of adults and 30% of children (most between the ages of 3 and 7) have a harmless murmur produced by a normal heart. (harvard.edu)
  • Some heart murmurs are a harmless type called innocent heart murmurs. (texasheart.org)
  • But heart murmurs are very common, especially in children, and are usually harmless. (healthwise.net)
  • According to the American Heart Association, innocent (harmless) heart murmurs are the sounds made by the blood circulating through the heart. (reference.com)
  • This all really depends on what is causing the murmur to determine whether it's harmless or not. (ipl.org)
  • Some heart murmurs are harmless and pose no threat to a cat's health, particularly in kittens, but others should be monitored and could be symptomatic of other heart problems. (floppycats.com)
  • Some adults and many children have incidental heart murmurs that are harmless and are not caused by abnormalities in the heart. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Heart murmurs are commonly seen in children and are often no cause for alarm as they may be harmless. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • Most heart murmurs are harmless (innocent) and don't need treatment, but some heart murmurs may require follow-up tests to be sure the murmur isn't caused by a serious underlying heart condition. (bhealthblog.com)
  • If you have a harmless heart murmur, more commonly known as an innocent heart murmur, you likely won't experience any signs or symptoms. (bhealthblog.com)
  • More than half of all children have heart murmurs at some time, and most of those murmurs are harmless. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Heart murmurs may be harmless and may go away on their own, but some cases require treatment as they may be a sign of a serious heart condition. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • Although children are more likely to have harmless (innocent) heart murmurs that resolve themselves, you may seek medical care to confirm the diagnosis. (momjunction.com)
  • The heart may have a hole in it, a heart valve may leak, or a valve may not open all the way. (kidshealth.org)
  • Depending on the problem, doctors can patch a hole in the heart, fix a valve, rebuild a blood vessel, or stretch open a blood vessel that's too narrow. (kidshealth.org)
  • Systolic murmurs are divided into ejection murmurs (often due to blood flow through a narrowed vessel or irregular valve) and regurgitant murmurs (typically due to mitral or tricuspid regurgitation where the blood leaks back into the atria from the ventricles). (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • that is, they sometimes reveal which heart valve is causing the ailment. (britannica.com)
  • the tricuspid, and the mitral-for murmurs that may be due to turbulent blood flow or vibrations from a heart valve deformity. (britannica.com)
  • Murmurs may indicate that blood is leaking through an imperfectly closed valve and may signal the presence of a serious heart problem. (britannica.com)
  • Each side of the heart also contains a one-way valve, designed to prevent blood from going backward from the ventricles to the atria. (terrificpets.com)
  • The valve between the left atrium and left ventricle is the mitral valve, a key structure in regulating blood flow through the heart. (terrificpets.com)
  • Unlike dogs, heart murmurs in cats are rarely caused by degenerative valve problems or by infection of the valve. (petplace.com)
  • Most common in cats are holes in the heart (ventricular and atrial septal defects) and malformations of the mitral valve. (petplace.com)
  • Murmurs can indicate abnormal heart valve, heart muscle disease, a congenital patency (an abnormal opening) between sides of the heart, anemia, heartworm disease, abnormal thyroid function, or be "functional" which does not indicate heart disease. (petplace.com)
  • Heart murmurs can be caused from either heart muscle or valve abnormalities. (petplace.com)
  • It is performed to evaluate cardiac and valve function and identify underlying heart disease. (petplace.com)
  • I have a Heart Murmour ( Valve Prolapse ) and i didnt have any problems getting in. (military-quotes.com)
  • My other doctor said I could have a heart valve problem caused by the heart murmur. (medhelp.org)
  • Now, three years later, the little girl has defied the odds thanks to a newly-approved half-inch heart valve. (parents.com)
  • Valve Abnormalities: Abnormalities of the valves of the heart may cause a heart murmur. (smore.com)
  • An exception to this is to treat an underlying condition, such as high blood pressure, or avoiding heart valve infection, can stop heart murmurs before they start. (smore.com)
  • To end on a reassuring note, there are very few heart or valve problems that present at this stage of a child's life that cannot be corrected by specialist surgery, and that enable the patient to lead a normal life afterwards. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Mitral valve regurgitation produces a systolic murmur, aortic valve regurgitation a diastolic murmur. (thehorse.com)
  • Musical and buzzing harmonic murmurs are most likely related to aortic regurgitation, the abnormal back flow of blood through an incompetent aortic valve into the left ventricle. (thehorse.com)
  • Honking murmurs seem to be equally split between aortic and mitral valve regurgitation. (thehorse.com)
  • If a murmur proves to be more significant ("non-innocent"), it's likely due to a heart valve problem, the AHA says. (healthday.com)
  • A heart murmur is a swishing sound heard when there is turbulent or abnormal blood flow across the heart valve. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The abnormal changes to the valve cause the abnormal heart sound (murmur). (clevelandclinic.org)
  • If a murmur is heard, further evaluation will be required to determine why the murmur is present, which valve is involved, and the severity of the problem. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Most people who have a heart murmur require measures to prevent valve infection. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In these cases, the sound may indicate that blood is flowing through a damaged or overworked heart valve , that there may be a hole in one of the heart's walls, or that there is a narrowing in one of the heart's vessels. (texasheart.org)
  • Murmurs can occur when blood is forced to flow through a narrowed valve (called stenosis), or when it leaks back through a defective valve (called regurgitation). (texasheart.org)
  • Echocardiography to see valve function, heart wall motion, and overall heart size. (texasheart.org)
  • If your heart murmur is caused by disease of the valve itself (intrinsic valve disease) or other heart defects, medicines or surgery may be needed. (texasheart.org)
  • Today, most doctors do not recommend routine antibiotics unless the murmur is caused by intrinsic valve disease. (texasheart.org)
  • In children, abnormal heart murmurs are usually caused by problems they are born with, such as a heart valve that doesn't work right or a hole in the wall between two heart chambers. (healthwise.net)
  • When disease or an infection damages a heart valve, it can cause scarring and can affect how well the valve works. (healthwise.net)
  • When a damaged heart valve cannot close properly, the problem is called regurgitation. (healthwise.net)
  • You may need surgery to replace a valve or repair a heart defect. (healthwise.net)
  • Murmurs are caused by a heart valve not closing properly, which could lead to one side of the heart releasing more or less blood than the other as well as backflow of blood. (vetinfo.com)
  • An echocardiogram uses ultrasound techniques to provide two or three dimensional images of the heart in real time, which can reveal valve problems, contractions, pumping efficiency, chamber size and thickness of heart walls. (vetinfo.com)
  • Normally there's a problem valve that makes your heart beat faster. (ipl.org)
  • These can be very dangerous and can be linked to an overworked heart valve. (ipl.org)
  • This murmur can absolutely be fatal if the patient have holes in their heart, heart valve issues, or any valve calcifications. (ipl.org)
  • For example, a stenotic heart valve has a smaller-than-normal opening and can't open completely. (goredforwomen.org)
  • I don't have MVP, but I have a tricuspid valve murmur. (dailystrength.org)
  • The murmur sound heard is usually associated with blood flowing through an unclosed hole in the heart wall chamber, past an obstruction within the heart, or backward through a valve. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Diastolic murmurs are caused by aortic and pulmonic valve endocarditis, and mitral and tricuspid valve stenosis. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • If a murmur occurs as a result of abnormally large amount of blood flowing through a normal valve, or due to valve-ring dilatation , this is termed functional murmur . (hubpages.com)
  • Murmurs are typically the sound of blood crossing a valve or other structure in the heart or blood vessels. (memorialhermann.org)
  • The sound may be there because there is something wrong with the valve, heart, or blood vessel. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Heart valve stenosis , which can be congenital, refers to valves that don't allow enough blood to flow through them. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Heart valve regurgitation , which can be present at birth or develop later in life, is a condition caused by the improper closure of valves, leading to blood leakage. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Congenital valve defects generally involve heart valves that may be missing, malformed or too narrow to allow adequate blood flow. (lovetoknow.com)
  • But that murmur can be a sign of heart valve disease that, left untreated, could put your health at serious risk. (abrazohealth.com)
  • You may develop symptoms as your heart valve disease progresses. (abrazohealth.com)
  • Check with your doctor for a proper diagnosis because heart valve disease symptoms may appear to be other medical conditions. (abrazohealth.com)
  • Were you considered too high a surgical risk for open heart surgery to repair your aortic valve? (abrazohealth.com)
  • We offer TAVR - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - a minimally invasive, advanced heart procedure for patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis. (abrazohealth.com)
  • Wayne underwent TAVR surgery at the Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital to replace his failing Aortic valve and is now back to work and feeling better than ever. (abrazohealth.com)
  • In adults, abnormal murmurs are most often due to acquired heart valve problems. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Heart valve abnormalities. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Congenital heart valve abnormalities are present at birth, but sometimes aren't discovered until much later in life. (bhealthblog.com)
  • As many as 11.6 million Americans in the U.S. have heart valve disease (HVD), and more than 1 in 10 adults ages 75 and older have HVD. (silverbook.org)
  • Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and serious types of heart valve disease. (silverbook.org)
  • Abnormal heart murmurs can be caused by a large variety of valve conditions," say Dr. Frisoli. (henryford.com)
  • They occur when your blood travels through a leaky or narrowed heart valve. (henryford.com)
  • If you have gone through treatment to replace or repair a heart valve, your murmur may change sound or go away completely. (henryford.com)
  • At Novant Health, our heart and vascular experts can help you determine if your murmur or other heart symptoms indicate a heart valve problem. (novanthealth.org)
  • When your heart valves do not function correctly, it can lead to heart valve disease. (novanthealth.org)
  • If your faulty heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, our team of heart surgeons will use the latest technology to get your valves functioning again. (novanthealth.org)
  • Learn more about some of the most common heart valve problems and symptoms. (novanthealth.org)
  • Learn more about treatment options offered by Novant Health for your heart valve condition or find a provider near you. (novanthealth.org)
  • The mitral valve helps control blood flow through the heart. (novanthealth.org)
  • Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome or floppy valve syndrome, occurs when two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close smoothly, but instead bulge upward into the heart's left upper chamber (the left atrium) during a heartbeat. (novanthealth.org)
  • In adults, abnormal heart murmurs are usually linked to heart valve problems, diseases or infections. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • If the cause of your heart murmur is a hole in your heart or if your heart valves need to be replaced, you may need surgery, such as a valve repair or valve replacement. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • A structural heart problem can often cause a heart murmur, such as a leaky heart valve, a thinning or thickening of the valve, or a hole between chambers of the heart. (petcarerx.com)
  • For example, older dogs with a murmur coming from the lower left of the chest may have degenerative mitral valve disease. (ctvsh.com)
  • I was diagnosed with a heart valve murmur in the 3rd grade. (healingwell.com)
  • Hi, I have a bicuspid aortic heart valve murmur and it is leaking. (healingwell.com)
  • But, early this year I was diagnosed endocarditis and went into treatment failure and had to have open heart surgery to clean out the infection and replace the valve. (healingwell.com)
  • A heart murmur is a blowing, whooshing, or rasping sound heard during a heartbeat. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The heart has valves that close with each heartbeat, causing blood to flow in only one direction. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In addition, a murmur is described by the stage of the heartbeat when the murmur is heard. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Heart murmurs are most frequently categorized by timing, into systolic heart murmurs and diastolic heart murmurs, differing in the part of the heartbeat on which they can be heard. (wikipedia.org)
  • A systolic murmur refers to the timing of the murmur in relation to the heartbeat - in this case when the heart is contracting. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat as a result of abnormal blood flow. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) to check for an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or an enlarged heart. (texasheart.org)
  • When you have a heart murmur, your doctor can hear an extra whooshing or swishing noise along with your heartbeat. (healthwise.net)
  • During exams, doctors listen to each part of the heartbeat, including any extra sounds, or murmurs, that may be there. (healthwise.net)
  • He or she will also look for signs of a heart problem-for example, shortness of breath when the person is active, lightheadedness, a fast or irregular heartbeat, or a buildup of fluid in the legs or lungs. (healthwise.net)
  • Sometimes during this part of the exam an unusual heartbeat known as a heart murmur is heard. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • A heart murmur is heard when the traditional heartbeat sounds are abnormal. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The heartbeat itself - the contraction of the heart muscle to pump out the blood - is silent. (drgreene.com)
  • A normal heartbeat makes two sounds like "lubb-dupp" (sometimes described as "lub-DUB"), which are the sounds of your heart valves closing. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Heart murmurs are abnormal sounds during your heartbeat cycle - such as whooshing or swishing - made by turbulent blood in or near your heart. (bhealthblog.com)
  • The human heartbeat sounds like "lub-dub," while heart murmurs produce a swishing or a whooshing sound. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • A continuous heart murmur is present throughout the heartbeat means during contraction and relaxation of the heart. (momjunction.com)
  • My baby is 3 months old and the doctor says that there is a murmur sound in his heartbeat . (ndtv.com)
  • What is the reason for this murmur sound in the heartbeat? (ndtv.com)
  • An irregular heartbeat or unusual sound could mean your pet has a heart murmur. (ctvsh.com)
  • murmurs can be crescendo, decrescendo or crescendo-decrescendo. (wikipedia.org)
  • With crescendo-decrescendo murmurs (diamond or kite-shaped murmurs), a progressive increase in intensity is followed by a progressive decrease in intensity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The resultant configuration of this murmur is a crescendo-decrescendo murmur. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to classifying by grade, veterinarians can also categorize heart murmurs by configuration - plateau murmurs, crescendo-decrescendo murmurs, and decrescendo murmurs - depending on the turbulence of the blood flow and how the volume of the murmur changes. (floppycats.com)
  • The most common type of heart murmur is called functional or innocent . (kidshealth.org)
  • It may depend on the type of heart murmur your baby has as well as its severity. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Although not routinely recommended for every type of heart murmur, you may need to take antibiotics before and after some medical or dental procedures that could allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • This type of heart murmur is common in newborns and children. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Diastolic murmurs are due to a narrowing (stenosis) of the mitral or tricuspid valves, or regurgitation of the aortic or pulmonary valves. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Some of the heart sounds you can barely hear even with the volume up all the way (for example tricuspid insufficiency). (apple.com)
  • specifically positive Carvallo's sign describes the increase in intensity of a tricuspid regurgitation murmur with inspiration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The patient presents with physical examination findings consistent with an atrial septal defect, which include fixed splitting of the S 2 , a parasternal impulse due to right-sided chamber enlargement, and tricuspid diastolic and pulmonary systolic murmurs related to the increased right heart volume from the left-to-right shunt. (acpinternist.org)
  • The characteristic physical examination findings in atrial septal defect are a right ventricular impulse, fixed splitting of the S 2 , a pulmonary mid-systolic murmur and a tricuspid diastolic flow rumble. (acpinternist.org)
  • They are caused by blood rushing through the valves in a normal heart and are nothing to worry about. (kidshealth.org)
  • This test uses sound waves to make a picture of the heart as blood is pumped through its chambers and valves. (kidshealth.org)
  • The heart goes "lub" with the closing of the valves that control blood flow from the upper chambers to the lower chambers. (kidshealth.org)
  • Then, as the valves controlling blood going out of the heart close, the heart goes "dub. (kidshealth.org)
  • The sound is caused by turbulent (rough) blood flow through the heart valves or near the heart. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Murmurs are extra or unusual sounds made by blood circulating through the heart's chambers or valves, or through blood vessels near the heart. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Cardiomyopathies can induce heart valves to leak or create obstruction to blood flow within the ventricular chambers, dysfunctions that can generate a murmur. (petplace.com)
  • Congenital: are due to abnormalities in the valves, septae, or arteries, and veins that carry blood to and from the heart. (smore.com)
  • The more serious heart murmurs caused by faulty valves in the heart are slightly less common but are more dangerous to a person's overall health. (smore.com)
  • Murmurs may also be the result of various problems, such as narrowing or leaking of valves, or the presence of abnormal passages through which blood flows in or near the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most serious causes are abnormalities of the heart valves, or large holes in the heart, especially between the two ventricles or pumping chambers of the heart. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In older horses which are not suffering from some other disease, murmurs of grade three or higher often relate to cardiac pathology, mainly valvular degeneration of the mitral or aortic valves. (thehorse.com)
  • Early diastolic murmurs start at the same time as S2 with the close of the semilunar (aortic & pulmonary) valves and typically end before S1. (wikipedia.org)
  • Normally, a veterinarian hears two sounds, a "lub" and a "dub," which are the sounds of the heart valves closing as blood circulates through the heart. (vetstreet.com)
  • HealthDay News) -- An "innocent" heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ's chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. (healthday.com)
  • Structural abnormalities of the heart valves (most common)-these may be congenital (present from birth) or acquired later in life. (denverhealth.org)
  • The doctor listens to your heart at different places on your chest to hear the sounds your heart valves make as blood travels through your heart. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The second heart sound is the aortic and pulmonic valves snapping shut. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Mid-systolic ejection murmurs are due to blood flow through the semilunar valves . (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes of midsystolic ejection murmurs include outflow obstruction, increased flow through normal semilunar valves, dilation of aortic root or pulmonary trunk, or structural changes in the semilunar valves without obstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Doctors used to give anyone with a heart murmur antibiotic medicines before a dental or surgical procedure to prevent infection in your heart valves. (texasheart.org)
  • In adults, abnormal murmurs are most often caused by damaged heart valves. (healthwise.net)
  • Heart valves operate like one-way gates, helping blood flow in one direction between heart chambers as well as into and out of the heart. (healthwise.net)
  • A small amount of dye is injected, and the pictures show the heart chambers and valves as the dye moves through them. (healthwise.net)
  • A dog heart murmur is caused by a problem with heart valves that affect communication between the left and right side of the heart. (vetinfo.com)
  • Non-innocent (or abnormal) heart murmurs are often caused by defective heart valves. (goredforwomen.org)
  • and a thorough cardiovascular examination, including features of the murmur, assessment of peripheral perfusion, and auscultation over the heart valves. (aafp.org)
  • These valves act as doorways between heart chambers and between the heart and certain blood vessels, which enables blood to flow through the heart and out to the body. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Also during growth in the uterus, the heart develops the walls and valves that will make up their four-chambered heart. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Causes A heart murmur is typically caused by leakage in the heart, which is, in turn, caused by a hole in the heart wall or faulty heart valves. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • When people hear the "lub-dub" that they think is the heart beating, they are really listening to the sounds of the valves in the heart closing. (drgreene.com)
  • Some murmurs indicate an abnormality in the structure of the valves or walls of the heart, or of the major blood vessels. (drgreene.com)
  • A murmur is the sound of blood being pumped through the heart's chambers and valves. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • The heart pumps blood through its chambers and valves then pushes oxygen rich blood out to the rest of the body. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • Cardiac shunts occur when blood flows abnormally through holes in the heart chambers or through the pulmonary and aortic valves. (memorialhermann.org)
  • The term congenital heart defect is used to describe many types of abnormalities of the heart, valves or associated blood vessels. (lovetoknow.com)
  • This defect typically occurs when the heart and its surrounding valves and blood vessels fail to develop normally during fetal development. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Heart murmurs that are considered to be a sign of disease are usually due to problems with the valves of the heart or the septum, which divides the chambers. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • The valves may be narrowed or leak blood, most commonly caused by developmental disorders of the developing foetus in the womb, or the septum may not be fully developed and contain a 'hole' through which blood can leak.The timing, size and location of the murmurs will need investigating to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment options are made available. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • For those in adulthood, the murmur may be due to infection of the valves, calcification and thickening of the valves or indeed due to untreated rheumatic fever. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • Those with innocent murmurs will need no treatment as the condition causes no problems and will normally resolve themselves.For those with inflammation and infections of the heart valves, treatment will be given for these conditions following which the murmurs should recede. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • Heart catheterization is used to detect abnormalities of the heart valves, heart function and coronary arteries. (templehealth.org)
  • In many cases, rheumatic fever may permanently affect the heart valves and interfere with normal blood flow through your heart. (bhealthblog.com)
  • This is an infection and inflammation of the inner lining of your heart and valves. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves. (bhealthblog.com)
  • These valves may not work as well as they once did, making it harder for blood to flow through your heart, resulting in murmurs. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Heart murmurs are sounds made by blood as it passes through openings in the heart, such as valves. (henryford.com)
  • Similarly, some pregnant women develop heart murmurs because they have more blood volume passing through the heart valves. (henryford.com)
  • Valvular regurgitation occurs when heart valves do not close completely. (novanthealth.org)
  • 1) A heart murmur happens when the heart produces extra audible sounds due to turbulent blood flowing through the heart valves. (ssdrc.com)
  • 3) Murmurs can be caused by a variety of issues, such as narrowing valves, abnormal passages, leaky valves, and can sometimes point to heart disease. (ssdrc.com)
  • 4) As opposed to innocent heart murmurs, abnormal heart murmurs are usually caused by medical issues with the heart valves. (ssdrc.com)
  • A murmur graded 4, 5, or 6 is so loud you can actually feel a rumbling from it under the skin if you put your hand on the person's chest. (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes the doctor might want you to get a chest X-ray to see if the heart looks bigger than normal. (kidshealth.org)
  • Murmurs related to a congenital (present at birth) heart defect or other problem involving the heart structures will be heard the loudest in the area of the chest where the problem occurs. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • certain congenital abnormalities of the heart and the blood vessels in the chest, the murmur may be continuous. (britannica.com)
  • Chest x-rays allow more detailed examination of the lungs, as well as the size and shape of the heart. (terrificpets.com)
  • Some murmurs are accompanied by a "thrill" which indicates that the murmur is so loud it causes a palpable vibration that can be felt over the chest wall. (petplace.com)
  • I do hear that if someone has chest and jaw pain and radiates somewhere else, it could be heart related. (medhelp.org)
  • Usually the murmur is found during a physical exam for other symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, or the presence of a blue coloring to the skin or fingertips (called cyanosis). (texasheart.org)
  • A chest x-ray to see if your heart is enlarged. (texasheart.org)
  • A chest X-ray shows the size and shape of your heart and the position and shape of your large arteries. (healthwise.net)
  • Finally, chest X-rays may be required so the veterinarian can view your dog's heart and observe its functioning. (vetinfo.com)
  • There are so many symptoms for this kind of murmur which include: chest pain, breathlessness, fainting for no reason, and heart palpitations. (ipl.org)
  • Chest radiography and electrocardiography rarely assist in the diagnosis of heart murmurs in children. (aafp.org)
  • There are a wide range of tests depending on the type of murmur and its cause - ultrasound, chest x-ray, and echocardiography, for example. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • If there is any doubt as to the diagnosis, an EKG, a chest X-ray, and/or an ultrasound can distinguish it from other murmurs. (drgreene.com)
  • Most of us know that heart murmurs are unusual sounds that come from the chest, but what do they mean? (memorialhermann.org)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) - this test uses electrodes that are placed on the chest, arms, and legs that will measure the electrical beats of the heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Chest X-ray - this test uses a small amount of radiation to image the structure of the heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Adults with heart murmurs have reported feeling faint, chest pain, increased perspiration and sweating and tiredness and lethargy. (cardiacmatters.co.uk)
  • Echocardiogram is a non-invasive test using ultrasound (sound waves) and a device called a transducer-which is placed on the surface of the chest-to create a moving picture of the heart. (templehealth.org)
  • 8) Innocent heart murmurs do not usually present any symptoms or sings, but abnormal heart murmurs may be accompanied by shortness of breath, poor appetite, dizziness, heavy sweating, fainting, enlarged liver, blue-ish lips and fingertips, weight gain, swelling and chest pain. (ssdrc.com)
  • Chest X-ray could help visualize the lungs and the size and shape of the heart. (momjunction.com)
  • The chest radiograph demonstrates right heart and pulmonary artery enlargement, consistent with long-standing right-to-left shunt. (acpinternist.org)
  • A Grade 6 murmur can be felt when you place your hand on the chest in the area of the heart. (americanmaltese.org)
  • For three months I have had a rising heart rate on lying down and a flow murmur heard in my back and above my left nipple. (medhelp.org)
  • And the sound is called a benign flow murmur. (harvard.edu)
  • The pulmonary ejection murmur, or pulmonary flow murmur of children, is the most common innocent murmur found in children 8 to 14 years of age. (drgreene.com)
  • 2017 AHA/ACC Focused update of the 2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Do All Murmurs Signify Heart Disease? (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Not all heart murmurs are symptoms of heart disease. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Humans don't have a monopoly on heart disease - our furry friends also are susceptible to a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. (terrificpets.com)
  • Smaller breed dogs, in particular, are more likely to develop heart disease, including heart "murmurs. (terrificpets.com)
  • Blood and urine tests also can detect the presence of heart disease. (terrificpets.com)
  • It reassures parents that an innocent murmur is exactly that - an innocent, normal condition that doesn't indicate a disease, require medication, or put any restrictions on a child's normal activities or development. (heart.org)
  • Congenital heart disease means the heart did not form properly prior to birth. (petplace.com)
  • Murmurs can be caused by congenital malformations of the heart, acquired heart disease, or by other diseases that can affect the heart but are not caused by an underlying heart disease. (petplace.com)
  • They may also affect any breed, however some breeds are more prone to heart disease. (petplace.com)
  • The prognosis (outlook) for animals with heart murmurs depends on the underlying cause of the murmur such as the type and extent of any existing heart disease. (petplace.com)
  • The child doesn't need medication, won't have cardiac symptoms, and doesn't have a heart problem or heart disease. (military-quotes.com)
  • Nowhere in medicine is the physician better able to make a giant leap of understanding in the etiologic mechanisms of human disease than at the bedside listening to the heart with a few simple questions in mind. (springer.com)
  • Heart disease in children: survey of school children in Nashville, Tennessee. (springer.com)
  • Kurfees J.F. (1994) Heart Sounds, Murmurs, and Valvular Heart Disease. (springer.com)
  • Functional: are caused when blood rushes through the heart quickly during normal function while no heart disease may exist. (smore.com)
  • When a doctor detects a heart murmur in a child they can look for other physical signs that might indicate heart disease , as well as assessing how loud the murmur is, and seeing whether it changes when the child is moved into a different position. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Weight control is the best non-medical treatment for both arthritis and heart disease. (vetinfo.com)
  • If and when the heart disease gets worse there are other medications that may be helpful. (vetinfo.com)
  • Trying to keep extra salt out of the diet is helpful and I think that moderate exercise is beneficial, especially early in heart disease. (vetinfo.com)
  • 1 , 2 I believe that improving the accuracy of auscultation by primary care practitioners and improving their confidence in recognizing normal murmurs will decrease referrals to pediatric cardiologists, without underreferral of patients with heart disease. (aappublications.org)
  • If your dog is not showing any signs of heart disease other than the murmur, your veterinarian may prefer to monitor your dog and provide treatment only if signs occur. (vetstreet.com)
  • In some cases, such as when a heart murmur is caused by heartworm disease, treatment may resolve the heart murmur completely. (vetstreet.com)
  • Valvular heart disease is the most common cause of a heart murmur. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Murmurs can be caused by many different heart problems, such as hypertension, anemia, cardiovascular disease or mitral blood disease. (vetinfo.com)
  • If the heart murmur is caused by heart disease, your veterinarian may prescribe a diuretic, which will prevent fluids from building up in your dog's heart. (vetinfo.com)
  • Heart murmurs are an indicator that there may be a disease or condition of the heart that will need to be monitored and treated. (dogtime.com)
  • Heart murmurs are not actually considered a disease, but if a person has or thinks he might he should educate himself about what it is, types of heart murmur, and the treatments for such a disease. (ipl.org)
  • Usually angina is caused by coronary heart disease (CHD). (ipl.org)
  • With an innocent heart murmur, your child won't need medication, and doesn't have a heart problem or heart disease. (goredforwomen.org)
  • Although most are not pathologic, a murmur may be the sole manifestation of serious heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • Historical elements that suggest pathology include family history of sudden cardiac death or congenital heart disease, in utero exposure to certain medications or alcohol, maternal diabetes mellitus, history of rheumatic fever or Kawasaki disease, and certain genetic disorders. (aafp.org)
  • Referral to a pediatric cardiologist is recommended for patients with any other abnormal physical examination findings, a history of conditions that increase the likelihood of structural heart disease, symptoms suggesting underlying cardiac disease, or when a specific innocent murmur cannot be identified by the family physician. (aafp.org)
  • Echocardiography provides a definitive diagnosis and is recommended for evaluation of any potentially pathologic murmur, and for evaluation of neonatal heart murmurs because these are more likely to be manifestations of structural heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • Congenital heart disease (CHD) may occur in the presence or absence of a heart murmur. (aafp.org)
  • Some murmurs are considered innocent murmurs or physiologic murmurs, meaning that they are not associated with heart disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Radiographs (X-rays) and an electrocardiogram (ECG) may also be recommended to help show if severe heart disease is present. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Not actually a disease or illness in and of itself, a heart murmur is the result of another heart problem that causes the abnormal sounds. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • They may range from being minor to being indicative of heart disease, and are rated according to several characteristics. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Breeds most likely to develop murmurs related to chronic valvular disease are the Miniature and Toy Poodle, Lhasa Apso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniel, and Yorkshire Terrier. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • If no heart disease is present, the dog will be treated on an outpatient basis depending upon the grade of the murmur. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Puppies who exhibit no signs of serious disease should be monitored with the expectation that the murmur will resolve itself as the dog ages. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Many normal children have heart murmurs, but most children do not have heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • An appropriate history and a properly conducted physical examination can identify children at increased risk for significant heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • 1 Most of these young patients do not have heart disease. (aafp.org)
  • However, this examination must be performed on any child who has a heart murmur or historical features that indicate the presence of heart disease or abnormal cardiac function. (aafp.org)
  • It can be caused by heart disease or high blood pressure . (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • Arrhythmias can be caused by birth defects, heart disease, high blood pressure, and various factors during pregnancy. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • Dr. John Breinholt, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, specializes in treating heart issues in young patients, including congestive heart failure and congenital heart disease. (memorialhermann.org)
  • He was a fantastic mentor and introduced me to congenital heart disease. (memorialhermann.org)
  • If a murmur is the result of a heart disease, cats might display symptoms including coughing, weakness, or unwillingness to exercise. (floppycats.com)
  • The first step in understanding a heart murmur is classifying it by grade, which has to do with the intensity of the murmur in terms of volume - but the higher the volume does not necessarily mean that the heart disease is more severe. (floppycats.com)
  • Reduce your risk of atherosclerosis to help prevent valvular heart disease in the distant future. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Tippy , above, had heart disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Coughing is not usually a sign of heart disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Ultrasound testing can detect heart disease (and its severity) and kidney disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • It clearly depends on the severity of the heart disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • A heart murmur isn't a disease - but murmurs may indicate an underlying heart problem. (bhealthblog.com)
  • In children, abnormal murmurs are usually caused by congenital heart disease. (bhealthblog.com)
  • The most common cause of abnormal murmurs in children is congenital heart disease - when babies are born with structural heart defects. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Heart murmurs are not a symptom or a diagnosis but rather a physical exam finding, and they can be the first clue that leads to the diagnosis of a heart disease condition," says Dr. Frisoli. (henryford.com)
  • In other words, a lot of heart disease conditions do not cause murmurs. (henryford.com)
  • They can occur if you have heart disease or holes in your heart - whether from birth or acquired, such as after a heart attack. (henryford.com)
  • Murmurs caused by heart disease are called pathologic murmurs. (henryford.com)
  • 2) Many heart murmurs are found in normal hearts without the presence of any disease or serious complications. (ssdrc.com)
  • She has no known history of cardiovascular disease, although a murmur was reported early in life. (acpinternist.org)
  • Do you have any other issues with your heart like coronary artery disease or ventricular hypertrophy? (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • General heart health questions like what is your cholesterol level, blood pressure, family history of heart disease , and do you smoke? (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • Underwriters also consider whether the applicant needed surgery, has any other heart problems, the applicant's general health, and family history of heart disease. (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • However, many heart murmurs are associated with heart disease. (dogtime.com)
  • If you see the signs of heart disease accompanied by a heart murmur, then you should consult your veterinarian immediately. (dogtime.com)
  • Although an acquired heart murmur in an older dog can be associated with other types of heart disease, in most cases it is a condition in and of itself and most dogs do very well. (americanmaltese.org)
  • But as dog's age, they sometimes develop heart disease, and a heart murmur can be a symptom. (ctvsh.com)
  • Not all murmurs are serious and some are "functional" in which there is a normal amount of turbulence with no associated disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the commonest form of heart disease in cats and it is very common in Maine Coons. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • If your doctor thinks your heart murmur could be due to a heart problem, you will need to see a pediatric cardiologist (say: pee-dee-AT-rik car-dee-OL-uh-jist). (kidshealth.org)
  • If a murmur is found, the doctor may refer a child to a pediatric cardiologist for further evaluation. (kidshealth.org)
  • Your doctor and a pediatric cardiologist can determine if the murmur is innocent (which means your child is perfectly healthy) or if there is a specific heart problem. (kidshealth.org)
  • A heart murmur in your infant could be nothing serious, or it could require a trip to the cardiologist. (parents.com)
  • My GP, when he first detected the murmur did suggest I see a Cardiologist. (medhelp.org)
  • I did, and the cardiologist confirmed it was a mild murmur, nothing to worry about now. (medhelp.org)
  • My cardiologist told me that my murmur can stay 'mild' for the rest of my life, or progress. (medhelp.org)
  • Such murmurs, known as pathologic murmurs, should be evaluated by a cardiologist. (wikipedia.org)
  • The url is http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/ You really do need to have an echo done by a feline cardiologist. (mail-archive.com)
  • The study, titled "Artificial Intelligence Detects Pediatric Heart Murmurs With Cardiologist-Level Accuracy," involved teaching a computer to spot suspicious murmurs by first giving it thousands of previously diagnosed sound recordings. (medgadget.com)
  • You may also be sent to a heart specialist, called a cardiologist , for more tests. (healthwise.net)
  • Family physicians should order echocardiography or consider referral to a pediatric cardiologist for newborns with a heart murmur, even if the child is asymptomatic, because of the higher prevalence of structural heart lesions in this population. (aafp.org)
  • Busy clinicians need an approach that allows them to appropriately identify and refer patients with pathologic murmurs to a pediatric cardiologist. (aafp.org)
  • The community of San Mateo, California, where I sent the early years of my practice, enjoyed the privilege of having a crusty, lovable, brilliant pediatric cardiologist who taught physicians and parents alike about children's hearts and the sounds they make. (drgreene.com)
  • In this case, the doctor will likely send you to a pediatric cardiologist (a doctor who specializes in treating children's heart conditions. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • The doctor will probably recommend seeing a special heart doctor, called a cardiologist. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • I am an interventional cardiologist, which means I do nonsurgical procedures that can treat heart defects. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Some experienced vets can also diagnose heart murmurs using an ultrasound, though other vets might recommend that you visit a veterinary cardiologist as the next step. (floppycats.com)
  • Tiberio Frisoli, M.D. , a cardiologist at Henry Ford Health System, clarifies the difference between a benign murmur and a murmur that could lead to the diagnosis of a serious heart condition. (henryford.com)
  • For more information about heart murmurs or to be referred to a cardiologist, schedule an appointment with to your primary care provider. (henryford.com)
  • Does the murmur occur when the heart is resting or contracting? (medlineplus.gov)
  • Enlargement of the heart and all the manifestations of congestive heart failure may occur if the amount of blood shunted is large. (britannica.com)
  • Heart murmurs occur when the animal's heart function has deteriorated, creating an abnormal blood flow within the heart's chambers. (terrificpets.com)
  • Murmurs that occur in puppies and kittens can be very difficult to diagnose even for the most experienced veterinarians. (petplace.com)
  • A murmur can occur in a normal heart. (harvard.edu)
  • Heart defects that result in a murmur occur when these new connections or chambers do not develop correctly. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Diastolic Murmurs - occur in the instance where the heart is relaxing between beats. (floppycats.com)
  • An innocent murmur can occur when blood flows more rapidly through the heart. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Shunts occur when there's an abnormal blood flow between the heart chambers or blood vessels, leading to a heart murmur. (bhealthblog.com)
  • An innocent murmur is simply a noise that can sometimes occur as blood passes through a normal heart," says Dr. Frisoli. (henryford.com)
  • systolic heart murmurs occur when the heart is contracting and diastolic heart murmurs occur when the heart relaxes. (petcarerx.com)
  • A diastolic murmur related to an inflow gradient may be heard when the tumor obstructs mitral inflow. (acpinternist.org)
  • Patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis classically manifest a loud S 1 , variable S 2 , and an opening snap, followed by a low-pitched diastolic murmur. (acpinternist.org)
  • Most murmurs are not a cause for concern and won't affect a child's health at all. (kidshealth.org)
  • Your child's health care provider will evaluate a murmur based on several factors. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • If your child's health care provider hears an innocent murmur, he or she may want to perform additional tests to ensure a heart defect is not present. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • When a child's heart rate changes, such as during excitement or fear, the innocent murmurs may become louder or softer. (military-quotes.com)
  • When a child's heart rate changes, such as during excitement or fear, these innocent murmurs may become louder or softer. (goredforwomen.org)
  • If your doctor hears a murmur when listening to your child's heart, they may recommend additional testing, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) or echocardiogram (echo). (goredforwomen.org)
  • An innocent murmur is not harmful to a child's health. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • There is nothing more exciting than coming out of the catheterization laboratory and telling parents their child's heart problem is fixed, or at least better. (memorialhermann.org)
  • In many cases, a child's innocent heart murmur may not be detected until he has reached his first birthday and may continue to go unnoticed until he reaches school age. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Murmurs are associated with a variety of causes including congenital malformations (birth defects), heart diseases acquired during life such as cardiomyopathy, or by diseases of other organs that affect the heart indirectly, as with hyperthyroidism. (petplace.com)
  • Functional murmurs can also develop with some illnesses, including fever, anemia, and high levels of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). (petplace.com)
  • As a form of dilated cardiomyopathy can be caused by feline hyperthyroidism the symptoms of hyperthyroidism may be an indication that the cat has a heart murmur as well. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • You may experience a heart murmur if you're anemic, if you're pregnant, when you're exercising or doing a physical activity, if you have fever, if you have hyperthyroidism or if you're a teenager whose body is growing fast. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • She's needed a dental, treatment for hyperthyroidism, and is prone to constipation, but the murmuring heart has given no trouble (paws crossed. (catchat.org)
  • Birth defects and feline cardiomyopathy cause serious murmurs and hyperthyroidism can also cause heart murmurs. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Clinical auscultation of the heart. (springer.com)
  • Grade 1 murmurs are only heard after careful auscultation and are usually short in duration. (thehorse.com)
  • The computer analyzed these for unique audio signatures and found enough nuances to be able to identify murmurs in a sample auscultation. (medgadget.com)
  • To introduce the beginner to cardiac auscultation, the author has collected a series of simulated heart sounds and murmurs on a 1-hour narrated cassette tape and provided a brief manual. (annals.org)
  • The second and third deal with auscultation and phonocardiography and their applications to diagnosis of acquired and congenital heart diseases, respectively. (annals.org)
  • Heart murmurs auscultation as professional learning problems/Profesyonel ogrenme problemi olarak kalp ufurumlerin oskultasyonu. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • These old data are being presented now because an effective way of teaching heart auscultation is still an actual problem, and these data essentially expand literary concepts of this problem. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Teachers of higher medical school, students and physicians are certain, that auscultation of heart sounds is easy and clear object. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Heart murmurs are rated on a scale from 1 to 6 based on how loud they are. (kidshealth.org)
  • physician may hear a loud murmur caused by the turbulent flow of blood from the artery to the vein. (britannica.com)
  • A loud murmur readily audible but with no palpable thrill. (wikipedia.org)
  • A loud murmur with a palpable thrill. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a doctor hears a murmur, he or she can often tell whether it is innocent by how loud the noise is, what part of the heart it is coming from, and what kind of sound it is. (healthwise.net)
  • Murmurs are graded on a scale of 1 to 6, with 1 being very faint and 6 being very loud. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Six means a murmur that's very loud. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Heart murmurs exist on a graded scale, based on how loud the murmur is. (petcarerx.com)
  • Pathologic murmurs are usually due to a congenital heart condition, also known as a heart defect. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Characteristics of pathologic murmurs include a sound level of grade 3 or louder, a diastolic murmur or an increase in intensity when the patient is standing. (aafp.org)
  • An innocent heart murmur is the sound of blood moving through a normal, healthy heart in a normal way. (kidshealth.org)
  • An innocent heart murmur can come and go throughout childhood. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hi Lamm, I have an innocent heart murmur. (military-quotes.com)
  • There is no such thing as an innocent heart murmur, what does mean it is not normal and you can easily fail because of it. (military-quotes.com)
  • Innocent Heart Murmurs are very common in children, if you were to take a large group of kids/young adults most of them have more than likely had a heart murmur at some point in their life. (smore.com)
  • Innocent heart murmurs usually do not need to be treated. (texasheart.org)
  • These normal murmurs are called "innocent" heart murmurs. (healthwise.net)
  • Innocent heart murmurs are so common that most children are likely to have one at some time. (goredforwomen.org)
  • If the testing and observations are normal, then the infant is usually given the diagnosis of an innocent heart murmur. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Changes to the heart due to aging or heart surgery also may cause an innocent heart murmur. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Over time, innocent heart murmurs may disappear, or last your entire life without ever causing further health problems. (bhealthblog.com)
  • If you have innocent heart murmurs, you are less likely to experience symptoms. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • For innocent heart murmurs, patients may not need any treatment. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • Physical activity and growth spurts in puberty are often the leading causes of innocent heart murmurs in children with normal hearts. (momjunction.com)
  • Functional/innocent heart murmurs like physiologic, cardio-respiratory, and aortic sclerosis heart murmurs won't hurt your rating too badly provided you don't have any other heart issues. (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • A normal murmur can get louder when the blood flows faster through the heart, like when kids have a fever or run around. (kidshealth.org)
  • It happens when blood flows faster through the heart, for example in a person who is anxious, has just finished exercising, has a high fever or has severe anemia. (harvard.edu)
  • Murmurs also happen when your blood flows harder and faster than usual-during pregnancy, for example, or a temporary illness, such as a fever. (healthwise.net)
  • Most of the time, this murmur occurs simply because of the way the blood flows through the baby's heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • It occurs when your blood flows quicker through the heart than normal. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • This heart condition enlarges the heart because the blood flows backward. (ctvsh.com)
  • the cessation of the murmur and the S2 interval is the aortic or pulmonary hangout time. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, VSD is almost always pansystolic where the murmur of pulmonary stenosis is diamond-shaped and ends clearly before S2. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pathologic causes of systolic murmurs include atrial and ventricular septal defects, pulmonary or aortic outflow tract abnormalities, and patent ductus arteriosus. (aafp.org)
  • The noise arises from the turbulence of the blood flowing through the pulmonary artery, and peaks midway between the first and second heart sounds. (drgreene.com)
  • What are common warning signs or symptoms of heart murmurs in adults and children? (memorialhermann.org)
  • What are the symptoms of heart murmurs in a child? (ahealthyme.com)
  • Since most of us are not walking around with stethoscopes, here are a few more obvious symptoms of heart murmurs. (petcarerx.com)
  • Septal defects, which involve the walls (or septum) between the upper or lower chambers of the heart. (kidshealth.org)
  • Some large defects have almost no murmur in the newborn due to normally elevated pressures in the blood vessels in the lungs. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Having a Family history of heart defects, Certain Medical Conditions (Such as High Blood Pressure). (smore.com)
  • Murmurs are of various types and are important in the detection of cardiac and valvular pathologies (can be a sign of Heart diseases or defects). (wikipedia.org)
  • Other types of murmurs are due to structural defects in the heart itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiac catheterization can check for defects in the heart. (healthwise.net)
  • Nevertheless, those with heart defects must monitor the condition regularly throughout their life. (reference.com)
  • Certain congenital defects and other conditions such as pregnancy, fever, anemia or thyrotoxicosis (a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland) can also cause murmurs. (goredforwomen.org)
  • Pregnant women should talk to their doctors about taking steps to prevent heart defects in their babies. (virtualpediatrichospital.org)
  • Turner's syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting girls that often causes heart defects. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Congenital septal defects are basically defined as holes in the heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • However, heart murmurs are serious when due to feline cardiomyopathy and birth defects. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Many heart murmurs in children are the result of holes in the walls between heart chambers, known as septal defects. (bhealthblog.com)
  • In children, it may be caused by birth defects or congenital heart malformations, which may be corrected with surgery. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • However, a few children could have pathologic heart murmurs due to structural or functional heart defects. (momjunction.com)
  • Children with a positive family history of cardiac defects with unusual sounds could have an increased risk of developing murmurs. (momjunction.com)
  • They can be congenital (present at birth), result from heart defects, or appear with infections, inflammation, or other diseases . (dogtime.com)
  • In the case of heart defects, dogs may need surgery to correct the condition. (dogtime.com)
  • I benign murmur like the one you described with a normal echo does not affect life expectancy. (medhelp.org)
  • I had it checked a few years ago and was told it was a "benign murmur. (dailystrength.org)
  • Murmurs are analyzed for pitch, loudness, and duration. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Intensity refers to the loudness of the murmur, and is graded according to the Levine scale, from 1 to 6: The murmur is only audible on listening carefully for some time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both standing and Valsalva maneuver will decrease venous return and subsequently decrease left ventricular filling, resulting in an increase in the loudness of the murmur of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, since outflow obstruction is increased by decreasing preload. (wikipedia.org)
  • Veterinarians rank the intensity or loudness of a heart murmur in grades from one to six, with one being barely audible and six being the loudest. (vetstreet.com)
  • Systolic murmurs are graded by intensity (loudness) from 1 to 6. (goredforwomen.org)
  • Once its basic characteristics (e.g., loudness, location, etc.) have been identified, your doctor may order additional tests to determine whether it's an abnormal heart murmur caused by a larger, underlying problem. (templehealth.org)
  • Doctors may find more information on what's causing heart murmurs based on the position, quality and loudness of the murmur. (palmettogeneral.com)
  • There are a number of different causes for a heart murmur in dogs, and the cause can often be discerned based on the loudness and frequency of the murmur. (petcarerx.com)
  • Radiation refers to where the sound of the murmur radiates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Crescendo murmurs progressively increase in intensity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Decrescendo murmurs progressively decrease in intensity. (wikipedia.org)
  • A mnemonic to remember what characteristics to look for when listening to murmurs is SCRIPT: Site, Configuration (shape), Radiation, Intensity, Pitch and quality, and Timing in the cardiac cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the condition is fixed, then the heart murmur might go away or decrease in intensity. (thehorse.com)
  • Grade or Intensity --Murmurs are graded on a six-point scale. (thehorse.com)
  • The murmur in HCM increases in intensity with a standing position as well as straining with Valsalva maneuver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any maneuver that decreases left ventricular volume - such as standing, sitting, Valsalva maneuver , and amyl nitrate inhalation - can produce earlier onset of clicks, longer murmur duration, and decreased murmur intensity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any maneuver that increases left ventricular volume - such as squatting, elevation of legs, hand grip, and phenylephrine - can delay the onset of clicks, shorten murmur duration, and increase murmur intensity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Red flags that increase the likelihood of a pathologic murmur include a holosystolic or diastolic murmur, grade 3 or higher murmur, harsh quality, an abnormal S 2 , maximal murmur intensity at the upper left sternal border, a systolic click, or increased intensity when the patient stands. (aafp.org)
  • Vets also classify heart murmurs based on the location of strongest intensity and the pattern that the vibrations follow. (dogtime.com)
  • When your temperature goes down, the murmur may get quieter or even disappear. (kidshealth.org)
  • Many normal murmurs become harder to hear as children grow older, and some eventually disappear. (kidshealth.org)
  • Some functional murmurs detected in kittens are probably due to an immature heart and these murmurs disappear as the pet reaches about 4 months of age. (petplace.com)
  • Innocent murmurs also may disappear and then reappear. (military-quotes.com)
  • Most innocent murmurs disappear when a child reaches adulthood, but some adults still have them. (military-quotes.com)
  • These murmurs usually disappear by the time the animal is about 4 months of age. (vetstreet.com)
  • Most murmurs disappear by the time children become adults. (healthday.com)
  • In most cases, innocent murmurs disappear when children reach adulthood. (texasheart.org)
  • In fact, heart murmurs in children are common and usually disappear when the child reaches adulthood. (reference.com)
  • Most innocent murmurs disappear when a child reaches adulthood, but in some adults the murmur remains for life. (goredforwomen.org)
  • Young dogs will often produce murmur sounds but as they mature, the velocity of the blood flow decreases and the abnormal heart sounds disappear. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Dogs at Risk Murmurs in puppies usually disappear by the age of six months and generally do not cause any problems. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Most murmurs in babies are normal (innocent) and will disappear with age. (ndtv.com)
  • Some heart murmurs are completely benign and disappear with time. (dogtime.com)
  • An electrocardiogram evaluates the heart's electrical activity, while an ultrasound (echocardiogram) gives a highly accurate view of each of the heart's chamber sizes and the thickness of the heart walls. (terrificpets.com)
  • The term "functional murmur" indicates that the heart is structurally and functionally normal based on a cardiac ultrasound examination. (petplace.com)
  • The "gold standard" for diagnosing the underlying cause of a heart murmur is a cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram). (petplace.com)
  • When your son goes to hospital, he will have some special investigations, probably including an echocardiogram , which is a sort of ultrasound of the heart. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • An exam that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to look at the structure and function of the heart. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • This is an ultrasound to visualize the heart chambers and vessels. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Echocardiogram - this test uses ultrasound to image the heart. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Your doctor will use an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart - to determine if a murmur is innocent or abnormal. (henryford.com)
  • Subvalvular aortic stenosis is usually due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), with murmur loudest over the left sternal border or the apex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally associated with a dynamic systolic murmur that increases with Valsalva maneuver release. (acpinternist.org)
  • Also, breeder guidelines say if hypertrophic cardiomyopathy appears then that breeding line should be avoided - so your breeder should be taking a much closer interest in this kitten's heart murmur than simply offering an exchange. (catchat.org)
  • I usually wait until there are clinical signs prior to using enalapril but many vets think it helps to use this as soon as a murmur is audible. (vetinfo.com)
  • There are five grades of heart murmurs and are graded on how audible the murmur is. (dogtime.com)
  • All heart murmurs are graded from 1 to 6 based on their audibility, where 1 is the least audible murmur, and 6 is the loudest murmur. (momjunction.com)
  • A heart murmur is a disturbance in the blood flow through the heart , resulting in an audible noise. (petcarerx.com)
  • Continuous murmur. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • However, continuous murmurs cannot be directly placed into either category. (wikipedia.org)
  • A heart murmur is a continuous series of sounds, with a variable number of different sound wave frequencies present at each instant. (aappublications.org)
  • Continuous or to-and-fro murmurs may be caused by ventricular septal defect with aortic regurgitation, patent ductus arteriosus, and aorortic stenosis with aortic regurgitation. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • Diastolic murmurs V. Continuous murmurs VI. (slideserve.com)
  • Of course, if a murmur is continuous it cannot be put into either of these categories. (ssdrc.com)
  • There are also continuous heart murmurs and to-and-fro murmurs, which happen across both the relaxed and contracted heart cycles. (petcarerx.com)
  • Sometimes these extra sounds are simply the sound of normal blood flow moving through a normal heart. (kidshealth.org)
  • Have other family members had murmurs or other abnormal heart sounds? (medlineplus.gov)
  • Heart "murmurs" may be readily heard by a physician as soft swishing or hissing sounds that follow the normal sounds of heart action. (britannica.com)
  • With 10 heart sounds (Up to 23 unlock-able) included along with a wealth of clinically relevant information for each, you'll master heart sounds in no time at all. (apple.com)
  • Heart sounds are always a struggle for medical students and doctors alike. (apple.com)
  • You have audio of 10 (Up to 23 unlock-able) different heart sounds and a ton of information for each. (apple.com)
  • It's a condition that produces the distinctive sounds known as a heart murmur. (terrificpets.com)
  • Heart murmurs are sounds created by high velocity, turbulent or disturbed blood flow in the heart or blood vessels. (petplace.com)
  • Heart murmurs are auscultatory sounds created by turbulent or disturbed blood flow through the heart or vasculature. (petplace.com)
  • No. It sounds like your murmur is pretty mininal anyway. (medhelp.org)
  • Heart Murmur: Sounds and Definition. (smore.com)
  • Heart murmurs are usually low-frequency sounds at the lower limit of human hearing which are difficult for the human voice to reproduce accurately. (thehorse.com)
  • In the past, the ability to describe and interpret heart sounds has been limited by the lack of a bank of standard sounds or comparisons of types of murmurs produced by different lesions. (thehorse.com)
  • During one study, the ability to diagnose the underlying cardiac problem causing abnormal heart sounds was only 54%, 33%, and 29% for diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, equine practitioners, and undergraduates, respectively. (thehorse.com)
  • The recent introduction of computer-based texts--such as CDs of heart sounds with descriptions and interpretations--should improve understanding and diagnosis. (thehorse.com)
  • Other heart sounds (e.g. (fpnotebook.com)
  • If your dog has difficulty breathing, sounds congested or coughs, has a pot belly, faints, or suddenly collapses, he could have a heart condition. (vetstreet.com)
  • Normally, the heart beat has two sounds - lub-dub. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • It is important to have regular physical exams to detect any abnormal heart sounds. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Normal heart sounds come in pairs. (texasheart.org)
  • Heart murmurs are extra or unusual sounds made by blood moving through the heart. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Children with innocent murmurs have no other symptoms except the abnormal heart sounds. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Many heart murmurs are normal, extra sounds in children with strong, healthy hearts. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • It's softer than the normal heart sounds. (goredforwomen.org)
  • While murmurs have different sounds and rhythms depending on what is causing them, the resultant sound is due to turbulence or disruption of normal blood flow. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Prevention It is not possible to prevent murmurs, especially since they are simply a clinical finding related to the root cause of the heart sounds. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • By simply listening, one can learn to recognize the different classes of murmurs by their intensities, their timing, their locations, and the character of the sounds. (drgreene.com)
  • Normal heart sounds, additional sounds such as third and fourth heart sounds, clicks and murmurs and pericardial rub are specially looked for. (hubpages.com)
  • Heart murmurs are extra or abnormal sounds made by turbulent blood flowing through the heart. (ahealthyme.com)
  • Rapid Interpretation of Heart Sounds and Murmurs. (annals.org)
  • With simple line drawings of sounds and electrocardiograms, the author briefly explains each of the sounds and murmurs presented on the tape. (annals.org)
  • Abnormal or additional sounds beyond the heart's normal lub-dub sounds are known as heart murmurs. (momjunction.com)
  • Heart murmurs in dogs are extra vibrations or sounds in the heart that come from abnormal blood flow. (dogtime.com)
  • It contains computer simulations of 28 abnormal heart sounds along with visual representations of the sounds (phonocardiograms), electrocardiograms and pressure tracings for each condition, and animated cartoons showing the anatomic and Doppler flow abnormalities. (brightsurf.com)
  • Holosystolic (pansystolic) murmurs start at S1 and extend up to S2. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment for a heart murmur depends on the cause. (texasheart.org)
  • There is no direct treatment for a heart murmur in dogs, but the causes of the heart murmur can often be treated, which may reduce the vibrations in the heart. (dogtime.com)
  • There is no treatment for a heart murmur specifically. (ctvsh.com)
  • Some owners opt not to treat heart murmurs because they aren't causing a serious problem. (vetinfo.com)
  • How do you treat heart murmurs? (memorialhermann.org)
  • Vets don't treat heart murmurs in dogs directly, as they're not a condition on their own, but vets will address the underlying causes. (dogtime.com)
  • On 4/21/00, a veterinary internist on consultation found Tiffany to have grade IV/VI left- and right-sided systolic heart murmurs. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Systolic heart murmurs are heart murmurs heard during systole . (wikipedia.org)
  • Heart murmurs are often put into two different categories: systolic heart murmurs (heard during contraction of the heart) and diastolic heart murmurs (heard after contraction, when the heart is filling with blood). (ssdrc.com)
  • Diastolic heart murmurs are heart murmurs heard during diastole, i.e. they start at or after S2 and end before or at S1. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common type of functional heart murmur in adults is aortic stenosis which causes a harsh, sharp sound (crescendo to descrescendo) after S1, which is usually easiest to hear over the second right intercostal space and which radiates out to the carotid arteries (Grimard & Larson, 2008). (bestessayhelp.com)
  • Please explain what is meant by a functional heart murmur and what follow-up care or precautions are needed. (drgreene.com)
  • Best possible rating for most applicants with a functional heart murmur. (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • Unhealthy applicants with a functional heart murmur could also get a rated policy. (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • Treatment depends on the cause of the heart murmur and your dog's condition. (vetstreet.com)
  • If you have an abnormal murmur, treatment depends on the heart problem that is causing the murmur and may include medicines or surgery. (healthwise.net)
  • Treatment of heart murmurs often depends on the age and health of your dog. (vetinfo.com)
  • The prognosis for a dog with a murmur depends upon the severity and type of murmur, and the underlying cause. (justusdogs.com.au)
  • The general prognosis for babies with any type of congenital heart defect greatly depends on when it was diagnosed, how severe the defect is and how it is to be treated. (lovetoknow.com)
  • Treatment of other heart murmurs depends on the underlying cause and extent of the problem. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • It depends upon the cause of the heart murmur. (ssdrc.com)
  • The rating depends on the severity of a person's heart issue that is causing the heart murmur. (goodfinancialcents.com)
  • The life expectancy of a cat with a heart murmur depends upon the seriousness of the murmur and the underlying illness if there is one. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • They're sometimes called other names such as 'functional' or 'physiologic' (FIZ'e-o-LOJ'ik) murmurs. (military-quotes.com)
  • A functional murmur or "physiologic murmur" is a heart murmur that is primarily due to physiologic conditions outside the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is common for young puppies to develop heart murmurs, though these are usually benign and known as physiologic heart murmurs . (dogtime.com)
  • Physiologic heart murmurs in puppies often don't require treatment, but puppies still need monitoring to make sure another condition doesn't develop. (dogtime.com)
  • Once your veterinarian hears a murmur, they're going to listen closely to fit it into one of these categories. (ctvsh.com)
  • Valvular aortic stenosis can produce a harsh, or even a musical murmur over the right second intercostal space which radiates into the neck over the two carotid arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Murmurs that can be heard in the neck can be a symptom of aortic stenosis. (ctvsh.com)