Heart murmur

A heart murmur is a swishing, whooshing, or rasping sound that occurs between the sounds of the heartbeat. These sounds are caused by turbulent blood flow and can be heard through a stethoscope. Heart murmurs can occur from birth or develop later in life. Heart murmurs can be harmless or they can be a sign of underlying heart disease or structural issues.

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