Functional Murmur

A functional murmur (innocent murmur, physiologic murmur) is a heart murmur that is primarily due to physiologic conditions outside the heart, as opposed to structural defects in the heart itself.

Serious conditions can arise even in the absence of a primary heart defect, and it is possible for peripheral conditions to generate abnormalities in the heart. Therefore, caution should be applied to use of the terms "innocent" or "benign" in this context.

Use of the term dates to the mid 19th century.

Read more about Functional MurmurBenign Pediatric Heart Murmur

Other articles related to "functional murmur, murmurs, murmur":

Functional Murmur - Benign Pediatric Heart Murmur - Types, Description and DDx
... Benign Paediatric Heart Murmurs Name Location DDx Still's murmur inferior aspect of LLSB (lower left sternal border), systolic ejection sound, vibratory/musical ...

Famous quotes containing the words murmur and/or functional:

    Rebel and atheist too, why murmur I,
    As though I felt the worst that love could do?
    Love may make me leave loving, or might try
    A deeper plague, to make her love me too;
    Which, since she loves before, I’m loth to see.
    Falsehood is worse than hate; and that must be,
    If she whom I love, should love me.
    John Donne (1572–1631)

    Indigenous to Minnesota, and almost completely ignored by its people, are the stark, unornamented, functional clusters of concrete—Minnesota’s grain elevators. These may be said to express unconsciously all the principles of modernism, being built for use only, with little regard for the tenets of esthetic design.
    —Federal Writers’ Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)