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Many causes of heart murmurs

Published on May 16, 2013 12:50 AM
 
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Q My 65-year-old dad has a medical history of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which have all been kept under control by medication.

During his recent medical check-up, he was informed that he has a slight heart murmur.

He has made an appointment to see a specialist, but his appointment date is sometime in the middle of the year.

Meanwhile, I would like to know more. What is a heart murmur? Why does it occur when all his conditions are well controlled?

 
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