Precision Medicine

Things You Didn't Know About Heart Murmurs

Things You Didn't Know About Heart Murmurs

When patients go to their general practitioner for an annual check-up and are told they have a heart murmur, patients often feel an element of panic. Without knowing what a heart murmur is or what can cause a heart murmur, people may assume it is a sign of an imminent heart attack. The truth is, a heart murmur only points to a change in the valves and the good news is, it doesn’t always mean there is a problem. When a heart murmur is considered non-threatening, we call this an innocent heart murmur.Read more
Treatment of Valve Problems

Treatment of Valve Problems

Some damage to the valves can be mild enough that the patient can live with the minor side effects. In these cases, the doctors will monitor patients through echocardiogram to keep an eye on how the damage is progressing. They may also restrict extraneous activity like weightlifting or running.

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