A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound that results from the turbulent flow of blood through the heart. Heart murmurs are usually detected by a physician using a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat. Most heart murmurs are harmless or “innocent,” which means they are not associated with a disease or condition of the heart. Many, if not most, children will have a heart murmur at some point in their lives.
However, heart murmurs may also be the result of an underlying heart condition, such as the narrowing of one of the heart’s four valves (valvular stenosis) or heart disease that has been present from birth (congenital heart disease).
The underlying cause of a heart murmur is usually diagnosed through painless tests such as an echocardiogram and (if necessary) a minimally invasive test such as a cardiac catheterization. A treatment plan will be designed based on the underlying condition.
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hi. my 2 yr old daughter was diagnosed with a heart murmur last year and was sent to see a pediatric cardiologist. my daughter was really unsettled and cried all the way through the examanation, the doctor said she was okay and that was basically it. Ive recently become worried because when she really hurts herself and cries she goes limp and her eyes start rolling. I dont feel that she was checked properly as she was very unsettled. could you please tell me if that is just something kids do. ive got a 4yr old son and never been through anything like this with him.