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murmur

Med any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest

murmur

[′mər·mər]
(medicine)
A blowing or roaring heart sound heard through the wall of the chest; caused by blood flow through a defective valve.
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The distribution of all murmurs according to etiology Innocent murmur 209 Rheumatic heart disease 7 Congential hert defect 27 Note: Table made from pie chart.
(3.) Uner A, Dogan M, Bay A, Cakon C, Kaya A.The ratio of congenital heart diseases (CHD) and innocent murmur in children in Van city, The Eastern part of Turkey.
(3,4) With a wide description of incidence of innocent murmurs (depending on the experience of the examiner and examining conditions) and a very low incidence (0.5%) of cardiac disease in children, it is difficult to confidently make a decision.
"Innocent murmurs are very common in children--some are fairly aspecific, so diagnosis is based on exam findings, rather than by exclusion," Dr.
Researchers at the University of Colorado fed heart sound recordings from patients with innocent murmurs and those with abnormal murmurs into a neural network to train the system to recognise the differences.
However, some people have innocent murmurs as adults, with no effects on their lives.
Innocent murmurs may disappear and then reappear again.