What kind of doctor should I take my infant daughter to if she has a heart murmur?

Pediatric cardiologi. you should take her to a pediatric cardiologist. Did your pediatrician say what kind of a murmur it is? A lot of children, at some point, have an innocent murmur, which is transient and benign. If it is pathologic, you should be referred to the specialist, be well!
Infant murmer. Assume it was heard by a pediatrician. Most infant murmers are benign and resolve over time. You should seek the advice of your pediatrician about the murmer. Sometimes an echocardiogram is obtained to evaluate the murmer and if abnormal then you may be referred to a pediatric cardiologist.

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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...

Took my daughter to doc with 2 month nocturnal cough. He found a heart murmur and now wants her to see the cardiologist asap. What is he looking for?

Murmur. The doctor is trying to determine if your daughter has a problem with her heart that is causing her a problem. This could be a valve or congenital structural problem. On the other hand not all murmurs are pathologic, so discuss with the cardiologist when your daughter is evaluated and get a clear explanation of what's going on. Read more...
Murmur. murmurs are relatively common in children. It could be innocent murmur, which doesn't have any structural problems. A visit to the cardiologist might solve all this problem . Read more...
Just Precaution. Heart murmurs in children are often benign. In rare cases, there may be a persistent heart defect like a communication between one chamber and another that has not completely closed. There are simple tests to check for this. Also, rarely a child may have a heart valve problem also readily seen with basic tests. Most likely, the doctor heard the normal flow of blood and there is no defect. Read more...

Might a doctor recommend a termination if woman had a heart murmur? And what about if she's carried a healthy baby to term before?

CONCERN. Might you be the woman? It would surely depend a lot on the cause of that psrticular murmur. Maybe a cardiologist could be more specific about the meaning of the murmur and whether it really was a cause of concern. Dont ponder this alone - we frighten ourselves needlessly and we're often wrong when we try to guess. Read more...
Depends. There are far to many women out there with multiple successful pregnancies and a heart murmur to say this idea is routine. If someone was in borderline heart failure i could see where someone might consider that idea, but not for most folks.Many murmurs are innocent reflections of blood flow and would have no significant impact on a pregnancy. Read more...

My pediatrician discovered a PDA heart murmur in my daughter. What can be done?

Depends. A PDA is caused when a natural by-pass channel during pregnancy does not close after delivery when the blood oxygen levels rise. In most it causes no problems in early infancy. If it does not close by itself later, a pediatric cardiologist will often close it before or after school age.This can be done with an umbrella like device that is passed through a tube from a blood vessel in the groin. Read more...

No heart murmur was heard but echo showed a tiny muscular apical vsd in 8 weeks daughter. What does it mean? Docs didn't mention the size of vsd

VSD. These ventricular septal defects are seen in some children and adults and if the flow across the defect is small, it may close on its own as the child grows. They are usually followed with frequent echocardiograms. If necessary they can be closed with surgery. You should ask the cardiologist about the need for antibiotics for endocarditis prophylaxis. Read more...
Not much. A tiny muscular vsd is really inconsequential, and will likely close soon. Interesting question, if no murmur was heard, why was an echo done? Read more...
Spontaneous closure. Is very likely in small muscular vsd's. Typically we re-asess the patients at 3-6 months of age. Read more...
Likely OK. A tiny vsd is by definition tiny (usually a mm or two). They are very common and most often lead to nothing. Some even close on their own. However, some do not. And sometime they look tiny in little babies, but end up being larger. You need to follow-up with a cardiologist to determine if it changes as above. Your cardiologist can discuss things further, but most are not significant. Read more...

My doctor says I might have a heart murmur. Will this effect my performance in track?

Needs evaluation. Murmurs occur when blood moves thru the heart. Some are due to blood that flows thru a valve that is narrowed or doesn't open fully. Others happen if blood moves backwards thru a valve that has closed. Unfound holes in the septum are also a cause. Causes range from benign to serious and all need evaluation. A serious murmur can result in poor sports performance or death under extreme circustances. Read more...
Depends. A heart murmur is the sound that blood makes when it flows through the heart. Most heart murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), which occur in about 40% of children and would have no effect on athletics. Murmurs can also be caused by malformations of the heart, which occur in about 1% of children and rarely do impact athletics. Your pediatrician or a cardiologist can let you know. Read more...

How bad is a heart murmur? How important is treatment or going to the doctor for it?

Murmur Common. Many are Benign, some are not. You need a Cardiologist to listen, you may need a sonogram of UR heart (echocardiogram) - simple test. The echo is best way to follow a murmur that is not currently important but could become important in later years. Read more...
Depends. There are a large group of people with innocent heart murmurs that will not have any specific effect on their life. A few, with complex murmurs, (usually from congenital heart disease)should/would have been warned by their docs in early life .Not knowing how this applies to you limits the answer.Maybe you should ask your doc. Read more...

18month old has got to have a heart scan as the doctor found a heart murmur, he said it sounds quite loud. Should I be worried?

No. You should be worried if you DON'T have the exam - most likely an echo, not a scan. There is always more anxiety relating to the unknown. Many murmurs are innocent and require no treatment. If you have a serious cause, it's better to diagnose it earlier and treat it before permanent harm is done than to ignore it and wait. Good luck! Read more...