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Heart Murmur Atherosclerosis Heart Failure A heart murmur is a sound caused by blood flowing through a childs heart or through blood vessels entering or leaving the heart More that 50 percent of all people will be diagnosed with a heart murmur sometime in their lives When a childs doctor or nurse practitioner detects a heart murmur this causes many parents quite a bit of anxiety especially if they have relatives with heart disease Luckily in most children a heart murmur does not mean that there is something wrong with the heart In fact only one in 100 children who have a heart murmur will actually have heart disease Murmurs that are not associated with heart disease are referred to as innocent murmurs Most children diagnosed with a heart murmur have innocent murmurs There are several different types of innocent murmurs In the newborn and infancy period a common innocent murmur heard is called pulmonary flow murmur This is caused by the flow of blood through the pulmonary artery which takes blood to the lungs The arteries are still slightly narrow and therefore blood flow through them will cause a murmur As the baby grows the murmur will become softer and many times disappear altogether Another common innocent murmur heard in children ages 3 to 8 years is a vibratory musical murmur called a Stills murmur No one knows the cause of the murmur other than blood flowing through a healthy vigorous heart The murmur is usually detected at a well-child visit or if the child comes in with fever or some other form of illness In times of fever or illness the murmur will be louder because the heart is pumping harder and blood is flowing through the heart faster The murmur tends to become softer as the child grows and his or her chest becomes thicker with muscles Again the murmur is a normal innocent murmur of childhood A third common
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