Cardiology

Heart murmur disappearance on standing can rule out pathology

(HealthDay)—For children aged 2 and older, disappearance of a heart murmur on standing is a reliable tool for excluding pathologic murmur, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family ...

Cardiology

Test reveals widespread heart disease among children  

An investigation into the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in Fiji using echocardiography – ultrasound of the heart – has found that many local schoolchildren have rheumatic heart disease of a mild severity, which ...

Cardiology

One-fifth of healthy middle-aged men have low-grade murmur

(HealthDay) -- More than one-fifth of healthy middle-aged men have a low-grade systolic heart murmur that confers a nearly five-fold higher risk of future aortic valve replacement (AVR), according to a study published in ...