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What is the relationship of a heart murmur to a hole in the heart in a child?
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Dr. Bryan Levey
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In brief: A heart murmur...
....Is an extra sound the heart makes, nothing more.
Sometimes it means something is wrong (like a hole), and other times it does not. Children may have meaningless, "benign" heart murmurs with fever, dehydration, or at different ages. A hole in the heart is one of many possible causes of a murmur. It might be a tiny hole that closes on it's own, or it might be one that needs to be fixed.

In brief: A heart murmur...
....Is an extra sound the heart makes, nothing more.
Sometimes it means something is wrong (like a hole), and other times it does not. Children may have meaningless, "benign" heart murmurs with fever, dehydration, or at different ages. A hole in the heart is one of many possible causes of a murmur. It might be a tiny hole that closes on it's own, or it might be one that needs to be fixed.
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