Could a heart murmur as a child/infant be linked to heart defects/disease as an adult?

Maybe/maybe not. Infant murmurs are either defects that become obvious or represent transient innocent flow patterns. A true defect would be hard to hide before adulthood, but possible. Adult heart disease is more about age/plaque formation, rhythm disturbances. Some isolated childhood problems linger into adulthood but these are defect specific.

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

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. Read more...
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! Read more...

What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should I be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?

A . A murmur is simply a sound coming from the heart.. It could mean nothing or be very serious and require treatment and follow -up. See a cardiologist and get an echocadiogram with doppler of your heart ..This will tell the story. And you will know exactly what you need to do if anything. Don't wait ! Read more...
Heart . Heart murmur is a sound heard with a stethoscope that generally represents turbulence from within the heart, usually turbulence from the blood passing over the valves and sometimes other reasons such as tortuous vessels. Murmurs can be innocent or physiologic particularly in young persons because their hearts are super healthy and contract with more force than an adult heart creating a physiologic turbulence across the valves. This is why childhood murmurs do not always equate to heart disease. However there are a number of childhood heart problems, usually congenital or due to rheumatic fever, that do represent cardiac pathology. Get your childhood records or speak to the childhood doctor and see a current physician to see if you have a heart murmur at present and have them review your childhood health records with you and consider a current test of your heart particularly an echocardiogram. Read more...
Many causes. A murmur simply means that someone listening can hear blood flow. A murmur is not a thing in itself. Many people with normal hearts have murmurs. But on the other hand, murmurs can also be caused by abnormalities in the heart (e.g. holes, valves not working appropriately). Please discuss your specific case with your doctor; further testing may or may not be needed. Read more...

Is it normal to detect a heart murmur until now that my kid is 4 yrs old. Never got found when she was a baby.

Common finding. If i listen to a kid often enough i will eventually hear a murmur.It is more likely to be an innocent one than one meaning something bad. Even significant murmurs are not always evident at birth but may be detected at 2-4 months of age or older, since the pressures within the heart shift from pre to post birth work. Read more...