Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
195 Doctors are Online

My newborn baby have a heart murmur. How dangerous it is ?

my newborn baby have a heart murmur the size of a nickle, just wondering how big can his heart be, he is 4 weeks old.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
Heart murmur's are not an object inside the heart, they are a sound heard by a stethoscope that is abnormal. Some heart murmurs are normal and others can indicate a defect of the heart. Ask the doctor who found the murmur as to whether it has the characteristics to possibly be a heart problem. If it does, make an appointment with a Pediatric Cardiologist in your area. I recommend setting an appointment with one at an actual children's hospital. The heart is around the size of their fist.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor