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What causes murmur in the heart of a child?

I have a 3 yr old son. When he was about 6-8 mos old his Dr heard a murmur and said it would most likely fix itself, well last wk at his 3 yr physical a different Dr heard it as well. They sent us to a Ped Cardiologist he did an EKG and said it was borderline and the LT side of the heart seemed to be working harder then the RT side so he did an Ecko and said it was normal and it was justa harmless murmur that some kids have but I don t understand y the Ecko was borderline and the LT side is working harder that the RT? Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
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Hi,

A murmur in a child with normal echo is normal and it goes away with time. This type of murmur is called Innocent Murmur. As the echo is normal, their is nothing to worry at present and this murmur will go away with time.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sameer Maheshwari,
Cardiologist
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