Baptist Health Offers Heart Murmur Screening
By WestKyStar Staff-Baptist Health Paducah
PADUCAH - Baptist Health Paducah is offering a new heart murmur screening for adults. The screening will take place the last Monday of each month at Baptist Health Medical Group Heart Group, Suite 301, Walker Medical Park 1.  

A heart murmur is a swishing sound heard when there is turbulent or abnormal blood flow across the heart valve. Although most heart murmurs are harmless, it is important to have regular physical exams to detect any abnormal heart sounds. If a murmur is heard, further evaluation is required to determine why the murmur is present, which valve is involved and the severity of the problem. 

Symptoms, which may indicate a heart murmur needs medical attention, include:
•    Shortness of breath
•    Leg swelling
•    Chest pain
•    Passing out
•    Reduced exercise capacity

The heart murmur screening is recommended for people over the age of 50. To schedule an appointment, call 270-575-3113.

Published 12:01 PM, Sunday Sep. 23, 2018
Updated 12:15 PM, Sunday Sep. 23, 2018

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