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Could I have a heart malformation? Had a murmur on sports physical. Was a preemie.

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Perhaps

If you have a new murmur, you may have a new heart condition.
Or it may be an innocent murmur. If you were very premature, chances are you had a cardiac evaluation and an echocardiogram in the neonatal icu. If you had a heart malformation it would have been found at that time.

In brief: Perhaps

If you have a new murmur, you may have a new heart condition.
Or it may be an innocent murmur. If you were very premature, chances are you had a cardiac evaluation and an echocardiogram in the neonatal icu. If you had a heart malformation it would have been found at that time.
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely not

Murmur bad- the significant ones, seldom remain hidden more than a few months to those with regular health care.
Most murmurs picked up on sports physicals are benign flow murmurs of no significance. Since sports physicals are often very superficial, it is worth having the issue re-evaluated by someone focused on that issue alone.

In brief: Most likely not

Murmur bad- the significant ones, seldom remain hidden more than a few months to those with regular health care.
Most murmurs picked up on sports physicals are benign flow murmurs of no significance. Since sports physicals are often very superficial, it is worth having the issue re-evaluated by someone focused on that issue alone.
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