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2. Abnormal Heart Murmurs in Children

An abnormal heart murmur is more serious than an innocent one. Children with congenital heart disease may develop this type of murmur, most commonly if they are born with a septal defect or hole in the heart or a cardiac shunt, which causes abnormal blood flow between the heart chambers or blood vessels. If the murmur resolves upon standing, this can rule out abnormal murmurs in children.

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