Heart Murmurs are those unusual sounds that are associated with the heart beat. These sounds are sometimes heard by the person himself or when diagnosed by a doctor. They are the indications of cardiac abnormality and should be very carefully handled and care should be taken. Take a look
Are they signs of Heart Disease?
Yes, they are the signs of some very serious disorder and have to be very carefully handled and taken care of. If we take a look on how they sound, we get to know that they produce sounds from very faint to loud sound which can be heard by the patient himself. The normal sound caused due to the opening and closing of the valves are strictly matched with the heart sounds of the patient and then diagnosed for this disease if the heart sound is abnormal. Also they are the signs of an impending heart disorder.
How are they produced?
Normally these irregular heart murmurs are caused due to turbulent blood flow from the heart. If we look at the two types of Heart Murmurs, Innocent and abnormal heart murmurs, the innocent one is harmless and does not cause any major problem to the body. They may be present in children and the sounds continue to remain the same throughout life. Normally those with Innocent Heart Murmurs are not susceptible to any kind of disease.
The abnormal heart murmurs are common with those people who have a history of heart disorders in their life and provide a risk of suffering from a cardiac arrest. Normally these sounds are loud and can e heard very easily. Also these sounds mean a heart disorder where the arteries which supply blood to the heart are clogged with fatty deposits or they are narrowed down. So if the patients are diagnosed with this form of heart murmur, they may need immediate hospitalization.
What to do?
Immediately after the patient is diagnosed with the irregular heart murmurs, the patient should not waste time and he should be immediately hospitalized to take care of the disease. As we have seen the causes for these heart murmurs can be very different and hence the diagnosis of the disease causing the murmur is required. Once the main disease is recognized then the heart murmurs can be controlled to some extent.
There is no treatment for the innocent heart murmurs as they are natural and not a disease condition. Also the patients need not worry about the innocent type as they are harmless. Correct diagnosis and the right treatment will reduce the extent of pressure the heart is facing and also give better standard of living. So it is in our hands to preserve our health!!!