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A heart murmur is an abnormal extra sound made when the heart beats. The sound is produced by blood moving through the heart and its valves.
Heart murmurs occur in normal hearts. They are especially common among young children. Harmless heart murmurs are known as innocent heart murmurs. Innocent heart murmurs are usually very faint. They come and go in an irregular pattern. They do not pose a health threat to the person in whom they occur.
Other heart murmurs are more dangerous. They are called pathological heart murmurs. One cause of pathological heart murmurs is a damaged heart valve. Pathological heart murmurs may be an indication of a serious heart problem. The sound they make is louder and more continuous than that of an innocent heart murmur. They are sometimes described as a clicking or galloping sound.
An echocardiogram may also be used to diagnose heart murmur. An echocardiogram is a test in which sound waves are sent through the heart. The path taken by the sound waves is recorded. The pattern of reflected sound may show any defects in the heart.
I would see a cardiologist if you are afraid and get it sorted out. The echocardiogram is very quick and non invasive.
Do see a physician. You are going to be ok.
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