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What Is a Heart Murmur?

Last updated 3 years ago

The movement of blood through the heart produces a distinct sound. When a structural or operational problem prevents proper blood flow, it may present as a heart murmur. This video explains how heart murmurs happen.

Cardiac experts stress that for many people, a heart murmur does not mean a serious health condition. However, if a doctor detects a heart murmur, he may recommend several tests to determine the nature of it. If the murmur stems from a valve problem, medication or surgery might be necessary to address the underlying issue.

Let the cardiac specialists at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg help you enjoy optimal heart health. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral program today at (855) 245-8328 to learn more about our full range of medical services, including our exceptional heart care options.

 

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