What is the worst thing that can happen to someone with a heart murmur?

Heart murmur. Heart murmur just means noise usually caused by an abnormal heart valve or other structure. It is a nonspecific term regarding abnormality. For an person with an insignificant murmur, the worst thing is no different from anyone else. For a murmur due to heart disease, the worst is perhaps dying due to the lesion causing the murmur.

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Should I be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing? Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, I took her to the doctor and I was told she has a heart murmur, I really never heard of such a thing. Her doctor

A . A heart murmur is just a sound we hear when we listen to someone's heart. Sometimes this is a sound made by blood flowing through a hole in the heart or a leaky valve, sometimes it is just the sound of normal blood flow. Often, doctors can tell whether the murmur is concerning just by how it sounds. 50% of kids at some point will have a heart murmur - usually it is just because their chests are so much thinner than adults that you can actually hear the normal blood flow. She may or may not grow out of it, but if she has a normal heart - it doesn't matter. It's just a sound that can indicate a problem, but not a problem in and of itself. If you have any other questions, you should give her doctor a call. Read more...
Likely normal. Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. Read more...

Just found out my 3yr old. Has a heart murmur asd im worried they told us to wait months to re due test. Wat will waiting do y not do some thing now?

Heart murmur. As long as your child isnt showing any signs of heart failure you neednt worry. They are waiting until he is older to do a non invasive or invasive procedure to close the hole. Read more...
Safety. With many children's surgeries, the longer that the surgeons can wait (while the child is stable and growing), the easier the surgery will be. Having a bit more weight and a more stable immune system helps a lot with surgery. Your child's doctor will follow her closely and make sure that she is not becoming unstable. Read more...
Atrial Septal Defect. Or autistic spectrum disorder? A small atrial septal defect rarely requires an invasive diagnostic procedure or heart surgery in a child. If your child was unable to cooperate for the 1st echo, the pediatric cardiologist may want to re-check in 3 mos. To insure that blood flow across the ASD is not causing his heart to work harder. See: http:/www.Heart.Org/. Call the pede cardiologist to ask why. Read more...

Please tell me what happens when you have heart murmur?

Murmur. A murmur is a noise caused by turbulent flow in a vessel or the heart. Anemia often causes an increased heart rate which can cause a murmur. Abnormal valves or connections between chambers can also cause murmur. Read more...

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Too vague. A murmur is a sound your provider hears through a stethoscope, and may me associated with a normal heart. If the murmur is related to valve pathology, the severity of the condition will have to be evaluated and followed, usually with an echocardiogram. If the valve condition is severe and produces symptoms, or changes in the hearts function, repair or replacement of the valve may be needed. Read more...

What happens if a heart murmur doesn't heal? What are the next steps?

Murmur. Heart murmur is noise caused by turbulent blood flow in and around the heart. In timing there are systolic, diastolic and continuous murmurs. By cause there are too many to enumerate here. Read more...