Heart murmur in a 3 year old

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If the valve itself has deteriorated, that can cause a worse murmur. Differences in heart rate and blood volume can also accentuate a murmur. Different positions of the body (sitting versus standing) can also cause a murmur to sound different. Different examiners may also hear murmurs differently. Probably no need to change your fluid intake based on the murmur, but may not be a bad idea to have an echo if one has not been done in a few months.
Hello I am 25 year old female who got diagnosed with a heart murmur. I will not have insurance for the next three months and cannot get to a cardiologist. My EKG was normal besides my QSR the dr said was printed out as abnormal based on the settings in their EKG machine. She said it could be by my young age. I have had chest Xrays before and all have been fine so no large heart issues. I am on toporol for high pulse because I have a desk job and had gained a little weight.
About 3 weeks ago we took our son, who will be 5 in December, to have an echo because his doc heard a heart murmur. They did the echo and the results came back stating 'possible defect to his atrium'. He was scheduled an appt yesterday to see the cardioligist. The doc said that the hole was significant in size and shaped like a moon instead of round and that he wants us back in 5 months for another echo and that if the hole hasn't closed any on its own they will have to close it..
We just found out 2 weeks ago my 4 year old son has a heart murmur. So his doctor send him for a EKG and Echocardiogram last week. I just found out today that the EKG and Echocardiogram show the vessel in his heart that pumps blood from his heart to the best of the body is bigger then it show be and now he has to go see a pediatric cardiologist. Does anyone know how bad it is for it to be bigger then it should be?
has she/he been seen by a pediatric cardiologist. my now 4 year old ahd a grade 6/6 murmur. meaning that they grade the murmur by loudness. I could put my eat on his chest and it sounded like a washing machine. he had a huge hole in his heart, it needed to be suergically coreected at age 3 months. he nows has a grade 1-2/6 murmur(very soft/quiet. when your baby gets a fever or is running the murmur can get louder and that is normal. most murmurs are nothing to be worried about.
My questions can a heart murmur just develop in a 12 year old or should it have been detected before. She had lymes disease about 4 years ago and was treated with antibotics, is that a factor. Also she drank caffinated beverage before going to the exam and was extremely nervous because she hates goning to the doctors. Also she was about to start her period, could that have played a factor. We are so upset about this can you please offer some help or advice. We are going to the cardio next week.
I have an 11.5 year old blue heeler-type mutt that was recently diagnosed with a stage 3-4 heart murmur. I am wondering what to expect and what to do. Her blood work was find and I left the vet with a "wait and see" type of feeling. I would definitely like to be as proactive as possible and advice would be appreciated.
However, they do not cause obesity. The normal weight range for a 3 year old is between 25 and 45 pounds. Obviously, I do not have all of the information about your grandson, nor can I evaluate him. I do not know if his height is appropriately proportional to his weight, nor do I know if his parents are exceedingly tall; if so, this could be genetic. However, the more likely explanation is that he is, in fact, eating too much calorically dense food and is significantly overweight.
My yongest who had corrective surgery at 5 days old still has a murmur but she is a healthy 6 year old and the cardiologist said that if you did not know she had 3 heart defects when she was born...you would never know..So I am sure that you are scared and worried. I have been there. I am sure that in the end your baby will be fine. Technology today is wonderful.
honestly I'm still worried because I'm just a worry freak by nature but after reading a lot of info online I believe this is all normal. also after my second son I developed a murmur for about a year a I was told it came from the labor. it eventually went away and had not returned until mt third trimester of this pregnanct which is my fourth began.
There is a history of heart disease in my family. I am a 34 year old male in relatively good shape. I am going to make a doctors appt. tomorrow. What gives? Thank you in advance for your response.
When my daughter was about 10 years old, she came down with a severe case of gastroenteritis and developed a heart murmur. Because she was so dehydrated, I could hear the murmur without a stethoscope from ACROSS the room. It was as if she had a pigeon inside her chest; it was like a cooing sound. Scared the daylights outta me! Off to the doctor and she was admitted...Tests revealed a heart murmur which has been followed for over 10 years.
If your child is gaining weight well, has good pulses in the legs and is comfortable, then this will likely be either a small hole in the wall between the lower heart chambers (VSD) or a murmur of blood flow across normal heart valves or blood vessels (flow murmur). Neither of these are likely to require any intervention. Although every good parent is concerned about such news, I would suggest that you wait for the cardiology evaluation and discuss the results with the specialist.
My 5 year-old Shih Tzu, was diagnosed with portosytemic liver shunt and also heart murmur (its was between 3-4),a month ago, and was taking antibiotics, lasix, and lactulose. One day he was doing ok.. the other, he was disoriented, unbalanced, and confused. We noticed that friday night he had the same symptoms but he was also drooling a lot. Sunday we went to bed and i saw him walking in circles, going to various places with his head down, drooling a lot, really in bed shape.
just 3 weeks ago my 11 year old son who is very active in sports was told he had a innocent heart murmor. his x-ray and ekg came back ok, but having a heart murmor myself i asked for a echo and am waiting for auhorization right now. try to be patient, i know its hard. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
There are many different types of murmurs but the most common usage of the word is for an abnormal (either leaky or tight) heart valve. An 'innocent murmur' (also called a functional murmur or Still's murmur) is just that - a murmur that is not associated with an abnormal heart valve. These types of murmurs are common in children and are due to flow of the blood through the pulmonic valve. They are 'hum-like' in quality and disappear when the child stands up.
My 3 year old has been complaining that her heart is beating tight and telling me that her heart is broken(She is behind about a year on her speech so she doesn't speak very well). It started November 15, 2013 when she was coloring before then she wasn't running around or anything active. Since then she has complained about it almost everyday most of the time more than once a day. I have taken her to the er they did an EKG said she was fine and sent us home.
My three year old girl has always had a strange gasp, sharp intake of breath that is pretty loud. She has done it since she was a year or so old and maybe would do it once every few days. She had severe reflux as a baby, and other than tubes in her ears has been a healthy child. Last week she started doing the Gasp (she calls it the 'hick in her breath') so badly and constantly we took her to the ER.
My 7 year old son was diagnosed with a Flow Murmur when he was about 3. I recently enrolled him into Taekwondo. During his classes, they put on chest gear and they take turns hitting or kicking each others chests. He's never complained of any pain around his heart or his chest area, until he started Taekwondo. Could it be that he's getting use to the exercises during his class or is his heart being over worked, due to his flow murmur? Thank you for your time.
My now 5 year old was born with a very large VSD he had a 6/6 murmur. the doctor right from the day we found out he was 3 days old when we found out, told us this would have to be surgically corrected in time he can't say when but not right at the moment. he was 3 months old when he had to have it done.
My 5 month old daughter was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur. They found it while she was under for surgery. She also has allergies to everything. Is this potentially an inocent murmur? Or is there a chance it is something bad? We have been refered to a pediatric cardiologist, but I am trying to research it so I am prepared.
I am almost as close to him as to any of my 4-kids. He has over the past year, become more subdued, and has a persistent cough. In years past, it would come & go, but has been persistent for 12-months. This week, 3 of our cats needed to be seen by our vet, the most worrisome exam was for Scruffy. It appears he has a level 4 heart murmur. He had a chest x-ray today, which was not conclusive, but he does have an audible, constant wheeze, & the vet said he had fluid in his lungs.
At a recent pre - op assessment (for shoulder surgery) I was found to have a heart murmur and the surgery has been postponed until I get an echocardiogram to see what's causing the heart murmur. Does anyone know if atrial fibrillation can cause a heart murmur to develop?
There is no increase in heart problems, risk of death or other medical problems with a functional murmur. If asked if a child correctly diagnosed with a functional murmur has a heart murmur the answer is "no". There is no need to get yearly echos for functional murmurs. Hope this helps.
My 10 yr old mini Poodle Julie was now diagnosed with a heart murmur when she went to ER Vet again.. for another Pancreatitis attack..which is better now. My Vet told me that the Trilostane (22.5 mg) is NOT working for her Cushings disease. Yet, 2 months ago her numbers came way down to normal. He now wants her on LYSODREN. I am scared to death of that drug. I read too much negative reports about it. Thats why I put her on Trilostane.
Anyway, I went to the doctor and he had a good listen. All of the sudden he said I have a heart murmur. He seemed pretty panicky about it and actually had to get another doctor to have a listen. She confirmed I have a heart murmur. Said that she can definitely hear it. I had an ECG and blood tests all came back well except for a high voltage on my ECG. The doctor said that I should probably have a cardiologist look at me. This would involve an echo.
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