Understanding the Basics of Heart Murmurs
A heart murmur is an unusual sound, ranging from very soft to very loud, that is heard during a heartbeat. There are two types of heart murmurs: innocent, and abnormal. Innocent heart murmurs are very common, and are not a sign of an underlying heart condition. Abnormal heart murmurs might indicate an underlying heart condition like congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease, or peripheral vascular disease.
An innocent heart murmur doesn’t cause heart disease or heart disease symptoms, and doesn’t require treatment. If a cardiologist or heart doctor diagnoses you with an abnormal heart murmur, he’ll also determine the underlying heart condition causing the murmur. The treatment will depend upon the type and severity of the underlying heart condition. Treatment typically includes medication, activity modification, and lifestyle changes.
If you’re concerned that you might have a heart murmur, heart arrhythmia, or other heart condition in Avondale , come see us at Cardiac Solutions. The experienced cardiologists and heart doctors at our four clinic locations can perform extensive testing to determine if you have a heart condition. To learn more about our locations and cardiovascular care services, call us today at (623) 876-8816.