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Is it normal for a toddler to have a heart murmur?

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 more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have a normal EKG with a heart attack?

Is it normal to have a normal EKG with a heart attack?

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 more

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Is it serious to have a heart palpitation and a murmur?

Is it serious to have a heart palpitation and a murmur?

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 more

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Is it likely for a 15 year-old to have a heart palpitation?

Is it likely for a 15 year-old to have a heart palpitation?

Yes it can happen: Yes they can be from stress, drugs, too much caffeine, alcohol. A short circuit in the heart or even a birth defect in the hearts metabolism (brugada syndrome). If they persist go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a normal nosebleed after a heart attack?

Is it normal to have a normal
 nosebleed after a heart attack?

Unclear question: Neither a nose bleed nor a heart attack is normal. If you were given an anticoagulant as part of your heart attack treatment that would increase the risk of nose bleed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be having a heart attack with a perfectly normal ekg?

Heart attack: You can have a heart attack with a perfectly normal ECG especially very early but if any signifcant amount of heart is involved there should be ECG changes. ...Read more

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Is it totally abnormal for a 17 year old to have a blood pressure problem?

Is it totally abnormal for a 17 year old to have a blood pressure problem?

?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

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Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal?

Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal?

Yes: There is no test which if normal guarantees that you will not get a heart attack. And the echocardiogram is not good for predictiong a heart attack anyway. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 15-year-old to have a flat chest and no period?

Is it normal for a 15-year-old to have a flat chest and no period?

No: No sign of secondary sex characteristic, i.e., breast development in girl by age 13, is regarded "delayed puberty.'' a number of conditions can delay pubescence. See her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

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 more

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Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

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 more

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Is it normal for a 16 year old to have heart burn?

Is it normal for a 16 year old to have heart burn?

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 more

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Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

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 more

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IS it possible to have myocarditis with a normal ECG?

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

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Is it normal to develop a new?Heart murmur as an adult?

Is it normal to develop a new?Heart murmur as an adult?

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

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Is it normal for a 9 year old to have a bladder infection?

Is it normal for a 9 year old to have a bladder infection?

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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How probable is it for a 21 year old to have a heart attack?

How probable is it for a 21 year old to have a heart attack?

Unusual: Possible congenital coronary anomalies are known and can cause ischemia. Aortic dissections can occur and involve coronaries. Even atherosclerosis can occur in some high risk hyperlipemia patients. Drug abuse- Cocaine has been identified. ...Read more

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How common is it for a 21 yr old to have a heart attack?

How common is it for a 21 yr old to have a heart attack?

Depends on genetics: Hi Jenna. It's very uncommon if you take all comers, but with certain gene defects, it's routine. The most classic example would be people with two mutant copies of the LDL receptor. ...Read more