What do you know around heart murmurs?


I am 14, and yesterday I had to do a medical check and get some vaccines done, so they took blood from me, and I had to bring 2 shots. But what started to worry me is that the doctor said I had a heart murmur and that I had to see a cardiologist, I dont know if this is serious but I never know I had one, because I dont have any symptoms and I practice Taekwondo and I also run but I never felt anything few and far between from my body. Do you think I have a innocent murmur, I don't think its zilch serious because I feel perfect and I don't have any symptoms that might be serious!
Answers:
Many people enjoy heart murmurs, they are often quite benign and usually do not represent pathology.

It's simply a noise which can be produced by turbulent blood flow inwardly the heart and great vessels. Most are caused by normal variation in the structure of the heart and cause no problems. It always wishes investigating because occasionally it can represent pathology and be caused by problems with the heart valves or holes between the pumping chamber.

The fact you have no symptoms points towards it being an innocent murmur. An innocent murmur simply means that even though there may be an abnormality within the heart cause the murmur, unless it's effecting the hearts performance, it is quite majority and no action needs to be taken. Most innocent murmurs occur because blood is human being pumped faster than normal or usual. Some murmurs are only audible under consistent conditions, for example if you have a high fever, or a vigorous heart rate. Source(s): Cardiac Nurse
You probably have an Innocent murmur. A heart murmur is just an extra nouns the heart makes. But they need to be sure that it is innocent and not a heart problem. And just because you enjoy no symptoms doesnt mean you dont have a heart problem. Im 16 years old and i hold 4 heart problems(Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Regurgitation, bicuspid Aortic valve, and Enlarged Aorta) they cause a heart murmur also and i didnt have symptoms until i be 14. If you were born with Congenital Aortic Stenosis, or a Bicuspid Aortic Valve and if they were mild-moderate you wouldnt be showing symptoms for a long time.


Go to the Cardiologist and bring checked out, its probably just an innocent murmur but you want to be on the safe side. Source(s): 16yrs old 4 heart problems, possibly getting surgery soon
Stop worrying. Murmurs are immensely common, most cause no problems whatsoever. Your doctor is just person thorough by referring you to a cardiologist
You sound a very fit and active childish man, I don't think you would be running and practising martial arts if there be much wrong with you.

Heart murmurs are very common, especially within youngsters In the vast majority of cases, the heart is working normally and a murmur isn’t anything to worry just about. In fact many youngsters have heart murmurs and neither they nor their parents will ever know
They hold small, slim hearts compared to those of adults, and their heart rate is faster. Blood has to go round two tight bends as it flows through the heart. The flow of blood travelling through the heart and blood vessel can make a noise – this is called an ‘innocent’ murmur.

As the years shift by, the heart rate slows and the heart grows and lies deeper within the body. The normal bends within the heart recede tight, and an innocent murmur therefore disappears.
There are many reasons for a heart murmur. First of adjectives, do not get worried about something that you don't know and can't control. If it's not an innocent murmur, you may or may not have symptoms right presently. It may take time for symptoms to develop.
For example, if you have a bike tire with a syringe sized hole, it would take some time before the tire became flat. Same beside the heart.
Go see the Cardiologist and let him do his job.
The heart murmurs may be due to ventricular septal malfunction, atrial septal defect, mitral valve prolapse, mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, pulmonary ejection click, left bundle branch block, right bundle branch block, summation gallop, diastolic knock, mitral spigot opening snap, pulmonic stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, pericardial friction rub etc.
Some heart murmurs are harmless. Some are serious.
ECG and Echocardiography may be done surrounded by consultation with a cardiologist. Source(s): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_murmu…
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec07/ch069/ch…
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-m…


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