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Answered 2014-06-18 21:58:30

Yes, heart murmurs in dogs are hereditary. Generally any heart problems that the mother or the father of a dog has is usually passed down to the puppies.

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herpies simplex 1 (not 2) heart murmurs, and osteoporosis.

What is the prognosis for heart murmurs?

Most children with innocent heart murmurs grow out of them by the time they reach adulthood. Severe causes of heart murmurs may progress to severe symptoms and death

What are Illnesses shared by humans and dogs?

There are several illnesses that are shared by both dogs and humans. Heart murmurs, diabetes, arthritis, and cataracts are just a few.

Do American staffordshire terriers have any health implications?

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Murmur in a sentence?

Some people have a heart condition called a heart murmur. Heart murmurs are irregular heartbeats. Most people grow out of heart murmurs.

What are diastolic murmurs?

Those which occur during relaxation of the heart between beats are called diastolic murmurs. Those which occur during contraction of the heart muscle are called systolic murmurs

What are pathologic heart murmurs?

Pathologic heart murmurs may indicate the presence of a serious heart defect. They are louder, continual, and may be accompanied by a click or gallop

What sounds are made by heart murmurs?

Other heart sounds, such as a quiet "whoosh," are produced by "murmurs." These sounds are produced when there are irregularities in the path of blood flow through the heart.

What kind of heart murmurs should be investigated further?

Very loud heart murmurs and those with clicks or extra heart sounds should be evaluated further. Infants with heart murmurs who do not thrive, eat, or breath properly and older children who lose consciousness suddenly or are intolerant to exercise

What causes a heart murmer?

There are two types of heart murmurs; innocent and abnormal. Innocent murmurs are common and harmless. They can be caused by pregnancy, fever, or even physical activity. Abnormal heart murmurs are much more serious. They are most commonly caused by congenital heart disease, which may be something like a cardiac shunt or a hole in the heart. However, abnormal murmurs can also be caused by infections such as endocarditis.

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Can you live with a heart murmur?

Yes. You can live with some innocent murmurs in your heart. But then murmur is an indication of complete heart check up including some investigations. Some murmurs can be sign of serious heart problem.

When do heart murmurs occur?

Some heart murmurs are continually present; others happen only when the heart is working harder than usual, including during exercise or certain types of illness

Can you grow out of a heart murmur?

Yes. Functional flow murmurs sometimes occur in youth/adolescence but disappear by the time of adulthood. (This is not true of pathological heart murmurs, however.)

Can an ECG detect a heart murmur?

No. ECGs detect heart rhythm problems. Heart murmurs are detected with the stethoscope. Murmurs can indicate a heart valve problem, for which an echocardiogram is the study of choice, in order to diagnose the extent of the problem accurately.

Do heart murmurs go away?

If you are wondering for a child, about 1 out of every 2 children have these. Heart murmurs are whooshing sounds that emanates when the blood is swooshing through the heart. It will go away as a child grows up. Adults also can have heart murmurs. If it continues for more than a month, go ask for professional help from a doctor.

What causes heart murmurs?

Most heart murmurs are innocent: They are caused by blood flowing through healthy valves in a healthy heart and do not require treatment. However, heart murmurs can be caused by blood flowing through a damaged or overworked heart valve. Heart valve defects may be present at birth or heart valve disease may result from other illnesses, such as rheumatic fever, heart disease, heart attacks, or infective endocarditis.

What causes the heart murmur?

Some murmurs are caused by heart valves that do not close completely.

What are statistics of heart murmur?

In the newborn population, the prevalence of heart murmurs is between 0.6% and 4.2%.Among infants and children, an estimated 90% will have a heart murmur at some point during their infancy or childhood. Approximately 50% to 70% of infants and children are reported to have a heart murmur identified during a routine physical exam, but of all pediatric heart murmurs, less than 1% are caused by a congenital heart defect. About 70% of heart murmurs are asymptomatic in infants and children, and asymptomatic murmurs may be either innocent or pathologic.

Can heart murmurs be fatal?

In themselves no, heart murmurs however can point to something more serious which can potentially be fatal. Most heart murmurs are innocent do not indicate anything wrong, however some cause the heart to work harder then normal or can point to a serious problem. Each case is unique and should be looked at by a physician to determine the best course of action.

What are heart murmurs and what is their clinical significance?

A heart murmurs is an abnormal sound consisting of a clicking, rushing, or gurgling noise that either is heard before, between , or after the normal sounds, or may may mask the normal heart sounds.

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like humans cancer is hereditary

What can cause innocent heart murmurs?

caused by blood flowing through the chambers and valves of the heart or the blood vessels near the heart. Sometimes anxiety, stress, fever, anemia, overactive thyroid, and pregnancy will cause innocent murmurs

How is rheumatic heart disease usually manifested in later years?

Cardiac arrhythmias and heart murmurs

How often does the baby see the cardiologist with a innocent heart murmur?

innocent heart murmurs do not affect you