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What is the difference between heart murmur and heart arrhythmia?


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December 05, 2010 3:00PM

Heart arrhythmia is when the beats are irregular. It can be too fast or too slow as well as irregular rhythm.

Murmur is just the sound that can be heard as the result of turbulence of fluid (blood in this case) flowing in the heart as it pumps. The turbulence normally occur around the valves because of the changes in flow there. There are serious valvular diseases causing no murmur where as some obvious murmurs are perfectly benign.