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How are heart murmurs found?

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Heart murmurs can be heard through a stethoscope and often are found during routine physical exams. With a thorough physical examination and proper tests, your doctor should be able to tell what causes your heart murmur. If your heart murmur is related to more serious heart problems, your doctor may refer you to a cardiologist (heart specialist), who may recommend medication or surgery to treat the underlying problem.

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Murmur."

MedlinePlus: "Heart murmurs and other sounds."

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Murmur."

MedlinePlus: "Heart murmurs and other sounds."

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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