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Child diagnosed with small heart. Should be concerned. Family history of heart problems

hell i have a son that is 13 years olds.I found out that he had a small heart through a x-ray because he was having abnomal bowels sounds.My son s aroun 5 10 very tall child.I know that the doctors in the er said it s nohing to worry about but we have heart problems in are family and i have and appt with a cardio doctor on tuesday about these?also he friend in school told him that people with small hearts dont live lon is these also true?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.
You have no reason to worry.
First of all - the x ray report simply suggest that the size of heart looks smaller as compared to the size of chest. In persons who are tall & well build it is a normal finding.
Secondly there is no medical condition known to cause small heart & in most diseases of heart the size remains same or enlarges.
In my opinion you do not have "small heart".
In any case you are going to see cardiologist & there is no point in guesswork or believing in what somebody says in school.
Best of luck.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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