A heart murmur is an extra sound in your heartbeat. Your doctor may notice it when listening to your heartbeat with a stethoscope. Many cases of heart murmurs are harmless, which are called innocent heart murmurs. Sometimes, they are telltale signs of a mechanical problem with the way blood flows through your heart.
Innocent heart murmurs may not have any symptoms. However, symptoms such as chest pain, chronic cough, bluish skin and nails, dizziness, shortness of breath and unexplained weight gain may accompany an abnormal heart murmur.
If you are concerned about your heart, talk to your primary care provider. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 537-5000 to make an appointment.
The fellowship trained specialists at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center believe that clinical collaboration results in the best care. Trust our team to diagnose and treat your heart murmur in Goshen, IN, with advanced, compassionate care.