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What causes regular flow murmurs in children?

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Dr. Muhammad Ahmad

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Yes, Hi. My daughter just had an Echo Cardiogram and then they did a bubble test. They kind of made us believe that she had a PFO and didnt see a murmur. They sent the results back to our Doctor and they finally called after 8 days and said that she just had a regular flow murmur. That's it. I'm a little concerned, should I be?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
This is non specific usually a safe finding

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Thanks for writing.

I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

Bubble studies are done to see flow of the blood through the heart. Bubbles are shown clearly in the echo so one can judge the blood flow.

Regular flow mumurs are normal in a few patients, what is the age of your daughter? and why did she get bubble studies done? what was the problem?

Flow murmer is a non specific term they are usually normal in small kids and people with high output states like hyperthyroids, pregnant ladies, anemics.

If you can get the report that depends upon the setup, some setups do give reports and some do not, You can ask your hospital if you can get the report. If you can share the report with me that will be more convenient


I hope this answered your question, a
if you have more please feel free to ask.

Regrads.



Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.

M.B.B.S(Licensed Family Physician)

Post Grad trainee Cardiologist
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 5 days later
Hi again,
I've attached copies of Jill's Echo. She is 21 years old. I don't see anywhere on the test that she has a murmur. Please take a look at the report and let me know what you think. She had the test because during her check up they heard a murmur. Then during the Echo, they decided to do a bubble test.
Thanks,
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There was some problem may be in attaching the reports

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing back, there are no reports attached kindly try to get them attached or else take help from our customer care, I will comment on the echo as soon as I get the report.
Thanks XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 1 hour later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
I have seen the report its near to prefect.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

thanks for re uploading the report, this time I have got it. Now I will try to explain it in simple terms.


The report is 99.5% normal there is just one ...KIND OF ...abnormality which is "trace TR" it just means one of her valves has a very very slight leakage and this is not enough to cause any problems to her lift quality and not enough to cause a murmur and this is almost a perfect heart for you.


Now here is what I could gather. They examined her and they appreciated a murmur now a murmur can be normal is a person is i hight output atates likes fever, pregnancy , hyperthyroid etc , did you daughter have any of this around her exam?

any ways murmur is a subjective thing it's appreciation depends upon the person examining so might be they miss heard or over heard something.

They heard something and they tried to confirm it.. by seeing the echo report I can gather that they were suspecting some septal defects (commonly known as hole in the heart) thats why the did bubble testing but every thing came out normal.

In the end I would conclude by saying that there is nothing to be worried. Everything looks fine and what ever they expected doesn't seem to be there ...there is trace TR which her doctor in next visit would decide if it is a significant finding or not.. For me it is not but indeed a person who has examined her in person can correlate things better.

Don't panic everything is alright.

Stay blessed.

Regards.

Dr.Muhammad Ahmad
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 5 hours later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX
Thanks so much for the information. The lady that did the Echo made us think she had a hole in her heart, so when the nurse called and said it was just a murmur we were concerned that someone wasn't giving us the correct information. There was no follow up with the doctor, so I was a little concerned with the lack of this. She did not have fever, pregnancy, or hyperthyroid around the time of testing. You have explained everything for me and I appreciate your time. Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
In my opinion there is nothing to be concerned about.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing back and your kind words, I can understand as a mother it would have been really a big concern for you, but you see, a hole in the heart doesn't stay calm.and quite for 21 years and then suddenly gets found, it is possible but super rare.

Echo personelles did it quite thoroughly and gave a genuinly detailed report. I believe this is a good news.

You doctor suspected something which hot ruled out after the echo, so I believe there is nothing to be worried. Stay blessed and have a great weekend.

Regards.

Dr.Muhammad Ahmad
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