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8 yr old son with heart murmur. Suggest me a remedy

hi all my son who is 8 and a half yrs old was born with a heart murmer. He attended our local outpatients clinic once a yr to be checked until he was 4. Our doctors then suggested he visit Our Lady s hospital for Sick Children to see a specialist and have tests as usually the hole in the heart (murmer) would have closed by itself but it hadn t. Anyway to make a long story short the doc s there were happy with him and said he should be fine, not to worry about it. and he was to go back for another checkup when he was 8. He hasn t been called yet. My worry is for the last 2-3 weeks every now and then he has been compaining with left sided chest pain , especially after excerising ie. running while playing. He also said that when the pain goes it feels cold inside his chest. And that he feels out of breath so soon after running. Is this something to worry about?? Sorry my Q, was so long!!!
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Heart murmurs are due to abnormalities and disturbance of blood flow within the heart and vessels. Most are benign, normal variations in the structure of the heart and cause no problems. Sometimes a murmur can indicate a problem with the heart valves, it can also be caused by holes between the pumping chambers, or just by turbulence in the blood flow- which is generally not a problem. The Doctor will do an Echo + other test and providing it's not causing any symptoms or problems and the murmur is not affecting the hearts performance then it is likely an innocent murmur and no further action needs to be taken. As your son is experiencing symptoms it will need to be assessed whether or not it is cardiac related. If it is to do with his murmur then he will be given treatment accordingly. You'll have to wait and see what the tests reveal- try not to worry too much. Heart murmurs are very common.
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