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    Default Heart Murmur

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    My daughter has regular cardiac checkups. They usually do
    Ecg - stickies with wires to measure rhythym. Not scary.
    Echo - ultrasound of the heart. Not scary.
    SATS - probe on finger or toe to measure oxygen. Not scary.
    Blood pressure - actually DD hates this with a passion! Lol
    DS had all these done too, but his ended up being something else, not a murmur, so I thought that everything after the ultrasound was because of that.
    I thought the ecg looked a little weird, but DS laughed at those as well.
    I think the staff work with kids generally know what to say so it actually ends up being quite entertaining for them, I know DS was totally unaware of the ranges of emotions I was going through, we're coming up to a check up soon and he's like 'oh cool'

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    DD1 was picked up at 6 years with having a heart murmur. She did all the testings with an echo U/S, ecg monitor for 24 hours, the ECG they did in the room and rechecked after 6 months. They cardio cleared her saying she's fine just a mild heart murmur which can be very normal in children.

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    Just to give you an idea from the other side but definitely not trying to scare you. I was diagnosed with a heart murmur at 3 due to shortness of breath. It wasn't something I was born with and reading the other comments it seems more common than what I had thought. Turned out that I had to have a double by pass and then a few years later when I was 9 open heart surgery. Being so young I recovered so quickly and I'm sure it was hard to deal with at the time but I made it through. It never really stopped me doing anything as a child or now. I have gone on to have my own daughter and I just have to have occasional check ups with the cardiologist. I hope everything is ok with your daughter and try not to stress too much. I'm sure if they had major concerns they would be getting her in ASAP for further tests. Good luck 😀

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    Bpac I wrote a similar post a few years ago. I started panicking too when a dr told me dd had a heart murmur (didnt know much about it at all and thought the worst!). She was 3 I think, they're much easier to pick up when they have a cough or cold. Anyway I found out they're really quite common! We did get an MRI just to make sure it was innocent and not a functional problem. The ultrasound tech told us that usually if it's a functional problem something is picked up in baby ultrasounds.
    For the next few years after that, I always asked on dr visits if she still had it. The last 2 times she's been it hasn't been detected so looks like no murmur now

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    Wow beckleysamum, glad to hear they picked it up and you're ok now.

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    So it's taken 4 months but we are currently in the waiting room for the specialist. Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    So it's taken 4 months but we are currently in the waiting room for the specialist. Fingers crossed
    Good luck

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    Hope it goes well. My ds has a murmur but was picked up at birth. He has had 3 echo's now but it is just a case of monitoring for him

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    How did you go? Dd has a murmur but she has been fine she's a bit on smaller side

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    How did you go? Dd has a murmur but she has been fine she's a bit on smaller side
    All clear!! Thank god. She did so well. She has a murmur but it is nothing to worry about. No need for a check up either but I think I will get a follow up one in 12 months anyway. Thank you to everyone for your support, advice and experiences. You will never know how much that helped!!!!

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