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Heart murmurs are continuous abnormal sounds during your heartbeat cycle that is made by turbulent blood flow in or near your heart. The sound is audible with a stethoscope. A heart murmur is not a disease but murmurs may indicate a problem, these murmurs may be present at birth or may develop later in life.
There are two types of heart murmurs: innocent murmurs and abnormal murmurs. Abnormal murmurs are caused by a congenital heart disease or acquired heart valve problems. Innocent murmurs are common in newborns and in children and are caused when blood flows rapidly through the heart. Few other causes of heart murmurs include: