Heart murmurs

Chest sounds - murmurs; Heart sounds - abnormal; Murmur - innocent; Innocent murmur; Systolic heart murmur; Diastolic heart murmur

A heart murmur is a blowing, whooshing, or rasping sound heard during a heartbeat. The sound is caused by turbulent (rough) blood flow through the heart valves or near the heart.

Heart, section through the middle

The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

Heart valves

The valves of the heart open and close to control the flow of blood entering or leaving the heart.

Considerations

Causes

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