مستشفى أبها الخاص العالميالامام محمد بن سعود، السد،، As Sadd, Abha 62521, Saudi Arabia, أبها
A heart murmur is a whistling, rasping sound that is heard during a heartbeat cycle. The heart murmur is an extra sound made during a heartbeat cycle. Heart murmurs can be harmless, but they may also indicate a faulty valve, for example. Heart murmurs can be heard using a stethoscope. There are two main types of heart murmur; innocent murmurs and abnormal murmurs.
Innocent murmurs present when blood flows more quickly than usual through the heart. This can result from pregnancy, exercise, illness or growth spurts (e.g. puberty). Abnormal murmurs are common in cases of congenital heart defects in babies, such as valve problems or holes in the heart.
Often a heart murmur will not be accompanied by other symptoms, however, if they murmur is a result of an underlying heart condition, the following symptoms may also be present:
Whilst people with a healthy heart can have heart murmurs, they can also result from other problems, such as:
In general, heart murmurs do not need any treatment. If the murmur is associated with an underlying heart problem, such as high blood pressure, it will be necessary to treat this. When the heart murmur is due to valvular disease, a pharmacological treatment or surgical intervention may be necessary.