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What Is The Treatment For Heart Murmur In A Child?

my grandson has a heart murmur and takes albuterol when needed. Today he when to the doctor for a cold in his eye and for his coughing. The doctor said the murmur was very pronounced both sitting and lying down. With any type of murmer, should a 4 year old be taking albuterol? He is scheduled to see a cartiologist Wednesday.
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Heart murmur is a sign of diseases affecting heart valves. Albuterol is prescribed to prevent respiratory complications of cardiac condition. An echo test is mandatory to make a diagnosis. Consult a cardiologist and he will direct you accordingly.

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

Wishing you all the best.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What Is The Treatment For Heart Murmur In A Child?

Hello, Heart murmur is a sign of diseases affecting heart valves. Albuterol is prescribed to prevent respiratory complications of cardiac condition. An echo test is mandatory to make a diagnosis. Consult a cardiologist and he will direct you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Wishing you all the best. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician