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Posted by: jt | 2004/12/14

HEART MURMER

Hi Doctor

Please can you tell me exactly what a heart murmer is. I was told I had one and I would just like to know how this effects me and are there any dangers envolved?

Thank you.

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Jt, it is the sound the blood makes when it moves through a valve in the heart. It is often of no clinical significance, but it might be depending on the severity of the valve lesion. I can’t tell you how bad it is from this side of the screen, so the best would be to see a cardiologist and have it sorted out. Good luck.

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