Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Murmur Evaluation

The evaluation of a heart murmur begins with a medical history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a heart murmur may include:

Less common findings in someone with a heart murmur include:

Testing is required to find the cause of a heart murmur.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a heart murmur may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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