Heart murmur causes whooshing or swishing sounds during the heartbeat cycle. Turbulent blood in or near your heart causes these sounds. Though it is not a disease, it can be a sign of underlying heart problem. In some cases, heart murmur does not need any treatment, but follow-up tests are necessary to ensure that it does not have any severe problem.
A harmless heart murmur does not have any symptom and an abnormal one also does not have any noticeable signs. When doctors listen to your heart with a stethoscope, they hear the sound. There are a few symptoms we enlist here for you.
Since there are two types of heart murmurs – innocent and abnormal, the causes also depend on the intensity.
The causes of innocent heart murmurs:
The causes of abnormal heart murmurs: