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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (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)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime tiredness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
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)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
nausea swelling of extremities
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 4
20s 33
30s 58
40s 82
50s 106
60s 64
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 76
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 63
Female 305

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 260
Not Diagnosed 18

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