Friday, February 11, 2011

Heart Sounds RESQ70

Valentine's Day is on the way and I have been thinking about our hearts....so today's challenge comes from our resident Cardiologist!

Heart murmurs are fairly common...I have one and so does my Dad. You know your heart sound like this: lub-dub, lub-dub...well, with a heart murmur your heart beat sound more like lub-dub whoosh, lub-dub whoosh.....

A murmur is usually present when there is a heart valve problem. The doctor will perform a variety of tests to determine what kind of valve problem you have and if the valve problem is serious. Some of the tests performed are: an echocardiogram, an electrocardiogram, a chest x-ray, or cardiac catheterization.

Most of the time heart murmurs are normal and do not indicate that there is anything wrong with the heart. However, talk with your doctor about treatments and precautions.

There are two main types of heart murmurs: diastolic and systolic. A diastolic murmur occurs when the heart muscle relaxes between beats. It occurs after the second heart sound. A systolic murmur occurs between the first and second heart sounds.

SO, in honor of all those out there like me with a heart murmur, I want to see projects with lots of words...murmurs if you will....murmurs of LOVE! You can use a sentiment as a focal point, cut out words, an all word card using my favorite site Wordle...as long as there is a lot of words on it! Show me the LOVE!

Here is my murmur of LOVE:




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