Heart murmur in a 3 year old

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If the valve itself has deteriorated, that can cause a worse murmur. Differences <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> rate and blood volume can also accentuate a murmur. Different positions of the body (sitt4'>ing versus stand4'>ing) can also cause a murmur to sound different. Different exam4'>iners may also hear murmurs differently. Probably no need to change your fluid 4'>intake based on the murmur, but may not be a bad idea to have an echo if one has not been done 4'>in a few months.
Hello I am 25 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> female who got diagnosed with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur. I will not have 4'>insurance for the next three months and cannot get to a cardiologist. My EKG was normal besides my QSR the dr said was pr4'>inted out as abnormal based on the sett4'>ings 4'>in their EKG mach4'>ine. She said it could be by my young age. I have had chest Xrays before and all have been f4'>ine so no large 4'>heart issues. I am on toporol for high pulse because I have a desk job and had ga4'>ined a little weight.
About 3 weeks ago we took our son, who will be 5 4'>in December, to have an echo because his doc heard a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur. They did the echo and the results came back stat4'>ing 'possible defect to his atrium'. He was scheduled an appt yesterday to see the cardioligist. The doc said that the hole was significant 4'>in size and shaped like a moon 4'>instead of round and that he wants us back 4'>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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> son has a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> 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 4'>in his 4'>heart that pumps blood from his 4'>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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> ahd a grade 6/6 murmur. mean4'>ing that they grade the murmur by loudness. I could put my eat on his chest and it sounded like a wash4'>ing mach4'>ine. he had a huge hole 4'>in his 4'>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 runn4'>ing the murmur can get louder and that is normal. most murmurs are noth4'>ing to be worried about.
My questions can a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur just develop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> a 12 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> 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 caff4'>inated beverage before go4'>ing to the exam and was extremely nervous because she hates gon4'>ing 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 go4'>ing to the cardio next week.
I have an 11.5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> blue heeler-type mutt that was recently diagnosed with a stage 3-4 4'>heart murmur. I am wonder4'>ing what to expect and what to do. Her blood work was f4'>ind and I left the vet with a "wait and see" type of feel4'>ing. I would def4'>initely 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> is between 25 and 45 pounds. Obviously, I do not have all of the 4'>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 exceed4'>ingly tall; if so, this could be genetic. However, the more likely explanation is that he is, 4'>in fact, eat4'>ing too much calorically dense food and is significantly overweight.
My yongest who had corrective surgery at 5 days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> still has a murmur but she is a healthy 6 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> and the cardiologist said that if you did not know she had 3 4'>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 4'>in the end your baby will be f4'>ine. Technology today is wonderful.
honestly I'm still worried because I'm just a worry freak by nature but after read4'>ing a lot of 4'>info onl4'>ine I believe this is all normal. also after my second son I developed a murmur for about a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> 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.
My 4 and 1/2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> Black Lab/Chow mix was diagnosed with a significant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur as a puppy. My mom took her to the vet after notic4'>ing her cough4'>ing. The vet said that she had fluid around the 4'>heart and placed her on Lasix and also said she'd be lucky to make to Christmas. I wonder4'>ing if there are any other treatments available that might help?
When my daughter was about 10 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span>, she came down with a severe case of gastroenteritis and developed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> 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 4'>inside her chest; it was like a coo4'>ing sound. Scared the daylights outta me! Off to the doctor and she was admitted...Tests revealed a 4'>heart murmur which has been followed for over 10 years.
If your child is ga4'>in4'>ing weight well, has good pulses 4'>in the legs and is comfortable, then this will likely be either a small hole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> the wall between the lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> chambers (VSD) or a murmur of blood flow across normal 4'>heart valves or blood vessels (flow murmur). Neither of these are likely to require any 4'>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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> Shih Tzu, was diagnosed with portosytemic liver shunt and also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur (its was between 3-4),a month ago, and was tak4'>ing antibiotics, lasix, and lactulose. One day he was do4'>ing ok.. the other, he was disoriented, unbalanced, and confused. We noticed that friday night he had the same symptoms but he was also drool4'>ing a lot. Sunday we went to bed and i saw him walk4'>ing 4'>in circles, go4'>ing to various places with his head down, drool4'>ing a lot, really 4'>in bed shape.
just 3 weeks ago my 11 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> son who is very active <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> sports was told he had a 4'>innocent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmor. his x-ray and ekg came back ok, but hav4'>ing a 4'>heart murmor myself i asked for a echo and am wait4'>ing 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) 4'>heart valve. An '4'>innocent murmur' (also called a functional murmur or Still's murmur) is just that - a murmur that is not associated with an abnormal 4'>heart valve. These types of murmurs are common 4'>in children and are due to flow of the blood through the pulmonic valve. They are 'hum-like' 4'>in quality and disappear when the child stands up.
My 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> has been compla4'>in4'>ing that her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> is beat4'>ing tight and tell4'>ing me that her 4'>heart is broken(She is beh4'>ind about a year on her speech so she doesn't speak very well). It started November 15, 2013 when she was color4'>ing before then she wasn't runn4'>ing around or anyth4'>ing active. S4'>ince then she has compla4'>ined 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 f4'>ine and sent us home.
My three <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> girl has always had a strange gasp, sharp 4'>intake of breath that is pretty loud. She has done it s4'>ince 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 4'>in her ears has been a healthy child. Last week she started do4'>ing the Gasp (she calls it the 'hick 4'>in her breath') so badly and constantly we took her to the ER.
My 7 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> son was diagnosed with a Flow Murmur when he was about 3. I recently enrolled him 4'>into Taekwondo. Dur4'>ing his classes, they put on chest gear and they take turns hitt4'>ing or kick4'>ing each others chests. He's never compla4'>ined of any pa4'>in around his 4'>heart or his chest area, until he started Taekwondo. Could it be that he's gett4'>ing use to the exercises dur4'>ing his class or is his 4'>heart be4'>ing over worked, due to his flow murmur? Thank you for your time.
My now 5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> 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 4'>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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> daughter was recently diagnosed with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur. They found it while she was under for surgery. She also has allergies to everyth4'>ing. Is this potentially an 4'>inocent murmur? Or is there a chance it is someth4'>ing bad? We have been refered to a pediatric cardiologist, but I am try4'>ing to research it so I am prepared.
Have you got some good news to share? Hope so.. I can't add anyth4'>ing directly but I do know a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> a human is generally not a serious 4'>heart issue. Wow, 3.6 pounds that is real t4'>inny, about normal for the breed? I consider our 20 pound Westie to be a small dog and watch over him whenever he is outside as we live "out of town" and I worry our dog is so small he could be attacked by a larger hungry wild animal. Send4'>ing my best wishes.
I am almost as close to him as to any of my 4-kids. He has over the past <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>year</span>, become more subdued, and has a persistent cough. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>in</span> 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 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 4'>in his lungs.
At a recent pre - op assessment (for shoulder surgery) I was found to have a 4'>heart murmur and the surgery has been postponed until I get an echocardiogram to see what's caus4'>ing the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur. Does anyone know if atrial fibrillation can cause a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur to develop?
There is no 4'>increase 4'>in 4'>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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur the answer is "no". There is no need to get yearly echos for functional murmurs. Hope this helps.
My 10 yr <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>old</span> m4'>ini Poodle Julie was now diagnosed with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>heart</span> murmur when she went to ER Vet aga4'>in.. for another Pancreatitis attack..which is better now. My Vet told me that the Trilostane (22.5 mg) is NOT work4'>ing for her Cush4'>ings 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.
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