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Heart murmur at the age of 3 years old

My grand daughter is three and docs have just found she has a heart murmer, do all children out grow them? My grand daughter is three and docs have just found she has a heart murmer, do all children out grow them?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Hi well come to HCM.
No all children do not have them, it is foreign sound produced in the heart,during cardiac
cycle due to abnormal turbulance of blood flow. Usually children with congenital abnormalith like Asd,Vsd, Pda. etc have murmur and got to submit for clinical check up
with cardiologist and if suggests Ecg,and Echo cardiography to find out due to what it
is. Thanks
Answered: Thu, 15 Sep 2011
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when my son was about 2 he saw a new pediatrician who said he had a heart murmur and was all scary and dramatic about it. I was worried terribly until we changed clinics and the doctor told me that it was fairly common and he'd probably outgrow it. he is 23 now and hasn't had any trouble and has not had the murmur for many years. I'm not saying you shouldn't keep an eye on it, or that it couldn't become more serious, but I think the odds are on your granddaughter's side that she'll be just fine! doctors should remember how frightened parents will become when they don't get all the information. the doctor who found the murmur never told us it was somewhat common and that he could outgrow it. she let us walk out of there scared out of our minds and said nothing to balance the picture. shame on her!
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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