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How is a heart murmur treated?

Two types of heart murmurs are treated by following ways:
Innocent Heart Murmurs
Healthy children who have innocent heart murmurs don't need treatment because they have normal hearts. If your child has an innocent murmur, alert his or her doctor during regular checkups.
Pregnant women who have innocent heart murmurs due to extra blood volume also don't need treatment.
You may have an innocent heart murmur due to an illness or condition, such as anemia, hyperthyroidism, or fever. The murmur will go away once the illness or condition is treated.
Abnormal Heart Murmurs
Treatment for abnormal heart murmurs depends on the heart problems causing them. For example, treatment for a congenital heart defect depends on the type and severity of the defect. Treatment may include medicine or surgery.
When an infection or disease causes a heart murmur, treatment depends on the type, amount, and severity of the heart damage. Treatments may include medicine or surgery.
This answer from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.

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