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heart murmur(Overview)

heart murmur(Overview) A heart murmur is an abnormal “whooshing” or “swishing” sound heard with a stethoscope when there is unsteady blood flow near the heart. This sound is different from the usual “lub-dub” heartbeat sound. Heart murmurs can be loud or soft. Most of the time, they are harmless, but …

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Treatment for heart murmurs

Treatment Treatment for heart murmurs depends on the underlying cause. Most innocent heart murmurs do not require treatment, because even with the murmur, the heart is healthy. If a condition like fever or hyperthyroidism is causing an innocent murmur, the murmur disappears once the condition is successfully treated. Innocent heart …

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Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot that stops blood flow in a heart (coronary) artery. You should call for an ambulance immediately if you develop severe chest pain. Treatment with a ‘clot busting’ drug or an emergency procedure to restore the blood …

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