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my gp checked listened to my heart over and over again and thought she heard a murmur. she asked me if i ever had an ultrasound and i said yes.

she looked over my records and had a copy of the results and said it was benign. has anybody ever exprience this. should i get another ultrasound in the future, what are the dangers of having a heart mumur. thanks
 

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I have a heart murmur also. I have a moderate mitral valve prolapse. I see a cardiologist every 6 mths and usually get an echocardiogram once a year to monitor it. I used to have to get antiobiotics for dental procedures but the AMA has deemed that is no longer necessary. When I had my children I had antibiotics for labor but other than that nothing.
 

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I have a murmur too. My cardiologist just keeps an eye on it. I see him every six months but I also have heart failure on top of it all.

I think that you will find a lot of people that have a murmur.

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I also have a heart murmur, I have had it all checked out every way possible, and was told not to worry about it. Some people just happen to have a murmur and nothing more comes of it. Thank goodness!

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Sushi,

There is such thing as an 'Innocent Heart Murmour'! My youngest son has this and although when they listen to his heart the noise (swishing sound) is there, the ultrasound definately ruled out anything! The Specialist said that to the unexperieinced hearing the swishing noise could be suspected murmour, but there is a definate difference in the low and high noises of the swishing noise.

You obviously had a previous ultrasound which was negative, but if youre still concerned book for another ultrasound if you can afford it or insurance covers it. There is no harm in getting a second opinion!
 

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just wanted to thank everyone who replied to this post. :):)
 

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The majority of people who have heart murmurs have benign heart murmurs and they cause them no problems and no symptoms. It is worthwhile to get follow-up echocardiograms/ultrasounds periodically to make sure it stays the same. Every 3-5 years is sufficient if you have a benign heart murmur (most typically it is MVP= Mitral Valve Prolapse).

I have two slightly leaky valves (mitral and tricuspid) and have not had any problems from them in 20+ years. ;) I too have been taken off the pre-dose of antibiotics at the dentist due to different recommendations which I personally am quite happy about and hope it stays that way!
 
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