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Heart Murmurs Specialist in Wichita, KS

Heart murmurs are sounds made by blood circulating through the heart. Heart murmurs can be caused by several different factors and/or diseases. Some examples are defective heart valves, a hole in the heart, surgical repairs of the heart, fever, and anemia. There are several different types of murmurs, they are graded on the intensity (on a scale of 1 to 6).

**Not all heart murmurs are symptoms of heart disease. Often, the murmurs will resolve themselves by the time the child reaches adulthood. These murmurs are known as innocent murmurs. 

When a murmur is heard for the first time, additional testing will need to be done to ensure a heart defect is not present.