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Is It Normal For A Toddler To Have A Heart Murmur
Yes, its common: Yes, its very common for young kids to have slight heart murmurs. Most often they are called stills murmurs or innocent murmurs and are heard simply becausea child is small and thin and the wooshing sound of the blood in the heart is easily heard. There could be something wrong and it should be evaulated by your doctor, but most heart murmurs in kids are benign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more
Occurs: It happens al the time, that is why cardiac enzymes are measured in the blood. Subendocardial infarcts which are the most common, may present with normal or near normal electrocardiograms. If at the emergency room when the heart attack occurs, cardiac enzymes may still be normal. It takes 4 hours of myocardial death for troponins to begin rising. Clinical suspicion, infarct syndrome, cardiaccath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Generally the two are not related to each other. A murmur is a sound caused by the flow of blood in the heart. In children and young adults, most murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), but some may be caused by problems with the heart. Similarly, most palpitations (feeling the heart beating) are also normal, but they can also be caused by abnormal heart rhythms. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 2 year old boy to have what feels to be a fast heartbeat? Is it normal for the age
Normal: In the range of 115... Hope that helps ...Read more
?Problem?: Low or high blood pressure issues can affect a 17yo (i'm evaluating a 7yo now). In kids some specific cause is often found like a kidney problem but not always. High levels are more common in overweight teens & can normalize with weight loss. If persistently over 95% range meds should be considered. ...Read more
Rare but possible: Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence. Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition of the coronary arteries or an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. thrombotic coronary artery occlusion from kawasaki disease may occur in early childhood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child heart attack: It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack. Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty common: Much of the heartburn in teens is diet & lifestyle related. Products with caffeine or caffeine like substances (chocolate, colas, energy drinks) relax the upper stomach entrance & allow easier backwash of stomach acid. Napping after a meal adds to it. Spicy foods, etc. all add up. Avoiding the triggering foods & not laying down for at least an hour after meals can help. Some need short term meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is actually not "normal" for anyone to have arthritis. I would be concerned a teenage with arthritis has rheumatoid arthritis. You need to see your physician. Also see a chinese medicine practitioner as both traditional and nontraditional will have a lot to offer. You will need an altered diet as well..No refined flour or sugar, more fresh fruits and veggies. A detailed visit will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially you: could have a normal EKG early or very late in the progress of the inflammatory response. It is unlikely though and I would anticipate some not subtle changes. ...Read more
Maybe.: Murmur is sound of blood flowing. Some doctors hear better than others and some report murmurs more frequently. Changing doctors may change your murmur. Because your blood does not always flow with the same dynamic, you may have a murmur one day and not the next. The characteristics of the murmur and change over time are key. A new and ugly sounding murmur needs eval. ...Read more
It happens: I find it more common in young girls than boys but it does happen.To meet my diagnostic criteria for calling it a uti, i must have a clean catch urine positive for bacterial growth on culture. Simply finding white cells in the urine is not always a reliable factor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
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