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A 29-year-old female asked:

My baby was taken to the paediatrician for treatment- she was chesty and had a slight wheeze. the paediatrician confirmed that she has a chest infection, but also said that she has a heart murmur. could this be due to her chest infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: The respiratory system are separate from the heart. Heart murmurs are relatively common in infancy. The worst ones present as blue babies in the first days or months. Most are innocent & related to blood flow. An illness or fever can increase blood flow & amplify even innocent ones. I found that if I listened often enough I could hear one in any kid at some point. Clarify the issue with your doc.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2018

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