• Question: how is heart murmor caused and how do you stop it reacting.

    Asked by peterjnr to Cathal on 12 Mar 2012.
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      Cathal Breen answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      A heart murmur is a sound heard within the heart that identifies a leakage of blood. Predominantly a murmur describes a leaky heart valve. Some blood from the chambers of the heart are being leaked back. Most people have a tiny heart murmur and no treatment is required. However if a person was very unwell with a murmur then they will have to have surgery to repair or to replace the valve.