Yesterday took dd to the drs (because she had a cold, and we monitoring her illnesses) anyway we have left with a referral to a cardiologist!
Completely took me by surprise (and tbh I'm freaking out!)
The referral says
"... Systolic murmur in the left sternal edge. Suspect possible mitral regurgitation"
Did some googling... Doesn't seem too serious? But still I'm stressing
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07-02-2013 10:45 #1
07-02-2013 10:46 #2
I think heart murmurs are quite common in children and they often outgrow them.
I had them as a kid. Don't now.
07-02-2013 10:52 #3
Re: Heart Murmurs....
My sister has had a heart murmur since she was a baby and she's never once had a problem in 23 years I know Its easier said than done but try not to stress
07-02-2013 10:53 #4
Try not to worry, even if she carries the heart murmur through to adult good it shouldn't cause any dramas. My sister has always had a minor heart murmur but it doesn't bother her she runs 5kms a day, does Zumba and weights with no issues
07-02-2013 11:00 #5
My parents learnt that i had a heart murmer when I was in year 6 when I needed an appendesectomy(?) I have had it ever since, they couldn't 'find' it when I was pregnant with my first but it has been 'found' on and off since then. I am 31 and I have NEVER had a problem from it.
07-02-2013 11:07 #6
dd has a heart murmur, we went to the cardiologist and she has PDA, very rare in full term infants (she is 4 now, was 1 and a bit when found) we are on 2 yearly checkups try not to stress! Things may seem bad now but your beautiful girl will be ok
07-02-2013 16:10 #7
Thanks for the replies Just need to stop over thinking things (what i di best lol)
She's relatively a healthy baby (besides she keeps getting ear infections and tonsillitis)
Got an appt for 18th march so will just wait it out.
Dr was more concerned because he hasn't pick it up before, and said that it was very obvious this time :/
07-02-2013 16:28 #8
07-02-2013 16:32 #9
Try not to stress. It could be nothing
DD#2 had a heart murmur picked up when she was younger. Same thing, we went to the Dr as she had been sick and walked out with a referral to a cardiologist. By the time we saw the cardiologist the heart murmur was gone. Although he did check her out properly just in case. He said its actually quite common to get a heart murmur when sick or just after being sick and have it go away.
She is 9yrs old now and she has never had a heart murmur since that one time.
07-02-2013 16:40 #10
I'm 26 years old and still have one (although doctors indicated I would grow out of it), and I'm perfectly fine. Some doctors can pick it up, some can't. All it means for me is I have antibiotics when I have dental work in case of infection. No biggie
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