Heart Murmurs causes
Heart Murmurs

Causes could include:

  • In mitral valve prolapse the flaps of the heart's mitral valve do not close correctly, which can make blood leak from one chamber into another. Lifelong heart abnormalities likely contribute to this condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A ventral septal defect (VSD) is a hole between the heart's lower chambers (ventricles). It can lead to difficulty breathing and pale or bluish skin, especially around the lips and fingernails.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a fairly common congenital heart defect that is seen in about 3,000 newborns every year in the U.S. (Cleveland Clinic). It occurs when a temporary blood vessel, called the ductus arteriosus, does not close...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The aorta is the main artery of the body. Oxygenated blood leaves the heart by way of the aorta and is carried to all parts of the body. The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart that pumps blood into the aorta through the aortic valve. Aorti...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your pulmonary valve rests between your right ventricle and your pulmonary artery, which sends oxygen-poor blood to your lungs. The valve acts as a doorway that lets blood into and out of your heart. If your pulmonary valve does not open properly ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a congenital malformation of the aorta. The condition is also known as aortic coarctation. Either name indicates a constriction of the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in your body. With a diameter about the...
    Source:HLCMS
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