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Flow Murmur Of Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes: In many normal pregnancies a heart murmur can develop as a result of the increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy. The vast majority of heart murmurs are harmless but in rare cases, they may suggest a problem with the mother’s heart valves. A physician can evaluate your condition and determine the cause of a murmur and whether it is something that needs further treatment or concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8month old diagnosed heart murmur.he is healthy, growing well,developing.in pregnancy had heart sono,all was well.chance of murmur being innocent?
Very good: Most of the "murmur bad" group are discovered by age 2 mo. through a variety of physical findings or testing. In decades as a pediatrician, I think I heard an innocent murmur at some point in most of my kids. It was became so common and the findings so predictable, I often just monitored them for years without any testing.These often disappeared with age. ...Read more
Possibly.: It all depends on what type of cardiac condition you have; if it is only a mild mitral valve prolapse for example, you should anticipate completely normal outcomes. If it is something more serious, your cardiologist and perinatologist should devise a birthing plan to assist you and minimize the risks to your health. ...Read more
2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more
Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)
My son is 7 mnths old. At his pediatric appt. last week his dr.heard a "flow murmur"said its common in young babies. Is this true? I'm very concerned!
Murmur good/bad: If I listen often enough I expect to hear a flow murmur on any kid.Murmur just means an extra sound beyond the lub dup of the heart beating or the valves closing.It is often exagerated by fever and will change in intensity with position.It has little significance beyond needing to be included in the record.Worrisome murmurs are specific in location,intensity and other features. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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