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More recently a large study has been performed in which dogs did not show any clinical signs of heart disease, but did have a mediumsevere to severe heart murmur. About 50% of these dogs had signs of heart changes on ultrasound despite not having any clinical signs.
"A heart murmur can be a sign of underlying valve or structural heart disease, such as congenital heart disease--a hole in the heart or other complication," explains Cleveland Clinic cardiologist and heart imaging specialist Christine Jellis, MD.
Eileen Jones, rescue co-ordinator at Friends of the Animals RCT, said: "She has a grade four heart murmur, a huge abdominal growth which may be a hernia and is very overweight.
To determine if a heart murmur is a symptom of a more serious problem, a doctor may order tests, including a chest x-ray, an electrocardiogram, or an echocardiogram.
Differential diagnostic algorithm for diseases, manifested with heart murmurs has intended for medical students and family doctors, general practitioners working in polyclinics.
A heart murmur is a noise caused by turbulent blood flow, which could be the result of vigorous blood flow across a normal valve--as in pregnant women, who are pumping a larger volume of blood--or normal flow across a valve which is thickened but works normally.
Pathologic Heart Murmurs Murmur Characteristic Innocent Pathologic Quality Vibratory Harsh Duration Short Variable Location Variable Variable Pitch Low- or midfre: uency Variable Radiation Along left sternal border, With flow not to the back Click, S3, or S4 No Variable Timing Systolic Variable Source: Dr.
* The attending physician remembers the patient has a history of a non-functional heart murmur. She looks at the chart and sees the other positive blood cultures.
Tim (right) said: "When we carried out the initial examination we found Peppi was suffering from a heart murmur.
'I thought it was something simple at first and left in a flood of tears when I was told she had a serious heart murmur.
In addition, while revealing that heart murmurs occur more commonly than was previously thought, she found that none of an elite group of jumpers rated 160 and above had any audible heart murmur.