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Heart Murmurs – Immediate Attention

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When should you seek immediate medical care for your heart murmur? Depending on what kind of heart murmur you have, it may require it to be seen right away. Certain conditions like a heart attack could bring on a murmur, an infection could bring on a murmur. So depending on the condition, you may need immediate attention. So from a patient perspective, if you have sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath or rapid heart rhythms, you feel like you're suffocating, you feel like you can't breathe. That chest pain is not going away. It's persistent. If you feel very lightheaded, these might be signs and symptoms that your murmur requires immediate attention and may be getting worse and there should be no delay in your care. Please notify your doctor, your cardiologist, if you experience any of these symptoms.

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