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Avatar m tn As your dog ages, all muscles in the body may become less toned. This reduction in tone includes the heart. The murmur may increase with age. Your best bet for prognosis is to eventually have a cardiac workup including echocardiogram, EKG, chest X-Rays, and bloodwork. Heart medications, if necessary are very effective and some can even help to prevent further deterioration.
Avatar n tn Sometimes there is nothing wrong with the heart valves, it is just the thick chest wall. Infants sometimes outgrow a heart murmur due to the fact that they are still growing and changing. Most likely the doctor will monitor the heart murmur. Wondering if you are pregnant and found out some news during your ultrasound?
Avatar f tn Chris had open heart surgery when he was 3 months and is now 4 1/2 years old. he still has a 1/6-2/6 murmur but is an innocent murmur now. just a word of caution. fevers and running can cause the murmur to be louder so let say your ittle one has a grade 1/6 murmur and he gets sick and your doctor says he can hear a grade 2/6 murmur please don't worry like I freaked. no one told me fevers can cause the murmur to be louder.
Avatar n tn n hear the heart murmur but then i switched to a different one. she heard the murmur she said it was a squeaking sound.... they sent us to a cardioligist adn they said he has two holes one connecting the upper two chambers and another connecting the two lower chambers.. even though they said that they were small and the top hole is normal in most infants, do you think that the holes will close up? what will happen if they dont? is their any signs of distress that i should look for?
Avatar n tn My 6 week old granddaughter has a heart murmur which the doctors have said is getting worse! Is there other treatments besides sugury? What exactly is a murmur? Since she is living in a rather small and dark basement apartment has this anything to do with it getting worse?
Avatar n tn 1) Many infants are found to have murmurs, most of which are benign and do not indicate any serious valvular pathology. A murmur is just an abnormal sound heard during examination of the heart with a stethescope. Infants have increased blood volume relative to their body size so blood flows through the heart more vigorously which causes a murmur when there are no structural defects.
1165613 tn?1263003557 There are different grades of heart murmur. Yours must be very mild as is mine. If it was more severe, they would have sent you to a cardiologist somewhere along the line to have your heart checked (valves, heart size, etc.). From what you're telling me, your murmur is just something they can hear but not of great concern. The next time you have to see a doctor, you can ask how your heart murmur is doing. They'll check it to make sure it's still in the "mild" range.
Avatar f tn I've never heard of "grade ii/vi carotid bruits" ...usually grades refer to a heart murmur so i think you describing the heart murmur with the grade and also the presence of bruits in the carotid arteries. She needs to have a complete evaluation and follow-up as recommended by the physician.
Avatar f tn I think it is great you have learned how to listen to your daughter's heart. It sounds like a good sign that you aren't hearing the murmur now, but you can't count on that as meaning the VSD has completely closed. The echo will tell you that for sure and I'd expect that your MD would be glad to listen to your daughter's heart before then, if you wish. It is wonderful news that the VSD has reduced from 3.5 mm to 2 mm.
Avatar n tn 22 MY 2 MONTH OLD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A HEART MURMUR BY OUR PEDIATRICIAN. WE HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST AT THE END OF JUNE. WHY DIDN'T ANYONE NOTICE THE MURMUR AT BIRTH OR AT HER ONE MONTH APPOINTMENT? IS WAITING 1 MONTH TO SEE THE CARDIOLOGIST DANGEROUS? WE ARE FLYING ON AN AIRPLANE BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS IS DANGEROUS AS WELL.
116879 tn?1266516249 Heart murmur is not serious. Its just an irregular heartbeat. When i was younger, the doctors used to always say I had a heart murmur during the exam. I have had several cat scans and they would always come back normal. Once they do a scan on your baby, they can tell you whether or not its anything serious, but for MOST people its harmless.
Avatar n tn He had been twitching in his sleep, test show he has low sodium levels and they can detect a heart murmur. They were going to let him home but then thought that his heart appears round and he needs to see a heart specialist.
Avatar f tn I'm 25 I was diagnosed with a heart murmur when I was 3.I never had symtpoms till now I feel tierd all the time and the other day I was playing basketball and my heart started beating fast and I ran out of breath it took me a while to catch my breath again.
Avatar n tn Our job as cardiologists is to determine whether that murmur, or sound, is associated with a heart defect or is a “normal” or “innocent” murmur. The murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow for some reason. Normal or innocent murmurs are associated with normal turbulence and have no heart defects; they're very common, occurring in 2/3 of all children.
Avatar f tn Went to the vet and toto has a heart murmur and jack may have something terrible.
748902 tn?1286034758 Hi im not sure if im in the right place, March last year i had a suspected heart attack, then i had i angio gram, done and they said everything was fine, I had to go to hospital while on holiday last week, and was asked how long i had a heart murmur for?
Avatar n tn Ventricular septal defects are not necessarily normal in preterm infants. As well, a 5 mm defect may not close by itself if your child has heart failure symptoms, including getting out of breath or getting sweaty with feeds. There are medications that we can use to try to help your child have fewer symptoms and try to grow in order to attempt to shrink the VSD.
Avatar n tn What could possibly have cause them? An echocardiogram 3 years ago did not show my LBBB or my heart murmur(or minimal mitral valve regurg., which is no problem at this point), which my echo 2 months ago did show. Can this sort of thing just happen out of the blue? Does it take a specific set of events to bring it on, particulary the LBBB? Did the previous cardiologist who had read the echo 3 years ago possibly just miss it? Is it genetic or inhereted?
Avatar n tn I've had a murmur for decades and never experienced any heart pain.