systolic murmurs | Systolic vs diastolic heart murmurs | Sketchy Medicine Cardiac murmurs indicate turbulent flow thru a heart valve, which occurs when either a valve fails to properly close (also known as backflow or regurgitation), or outflow from the valve is obstructed (also known as stenosis) open.
Although the valve prolapse typically doesn’t cause symptoms, they can develop when the valve begins to leak or regurgitate. The heart can tolerate leaky valves more than it can narrowed or stenotic (too tight) valves. So the symptoms of regurgitation often develop gradually. #hearthealth #everydayhealth | everydayhealth.com