Heart murmur

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What is heart murmur?

A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat as a result of abnormal blood flow. Murmurs can be classified by seven different characteristics: timing, shape, location, radiation, intensity, pitch and quality.

Common symptoms reported by people with heart murmur

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with heart murmur

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with heart murmur, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with heart murmur

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Disorientation Disturbing Dreams 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Addiction
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drug interactions Hunger 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart murmur, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has heart murmur on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 35
30s 47
40s 82
50s 85
60s 54
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 73
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 226
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from heart murmur patients who have completed their condition history
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