It varies. A heart murmur is simply an extra sound coming from the heart. It does not necessarily mean there is a problem to treat. In fact, most children with heart murmurs have no heart disease at all. These are known as "innocent" murmurs. When the murmur is related to heart disease, the treatment depends upon the cause of the murmur ranging from observation to medications to catheter or surgical therapy.
Depends. Murmur means an unexpected sound. It can be the innocent sound of blood returning to the heart from the brain, or a musical hum of the heart moving against its coverings on the thin chest wall of a child. It might be a small leak in a valve or a big problem. Treatment if needed is based on the cause.To get the most from this site, the more you describe your problem/concern the better we can answer.
See a cardiologist. Just see a cardiologist and he or she will tell you if there's anything that needs to be done. Could be fine, or could require attention. It's all in the details. Read more...