Innocent Murmur Page
Welcome to the innocent murmur page. On this page we provide a definition, sample heart sounds and links to the training lessons available on this site.
What is an Innocent Murmur?
Innocent murmurs are not caused by heart problems. They are common in children and often disappear by adulthood.
An innocent murmur is also called a functional or a physiologic murmur.
Innocent Murmur Diagnosis
Innocent murmurs are often first identified during a physical exam with auscultation (see below).
In some cases, EKG and/or echocardiography will be part of the evaluation.