Posted by STEVE on May 31, 1999 at 15:15:22
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. THANK YOU
Posted by Heidi on June 04, 1999 at 20:31:08
When I was two I was diagnosed with an innocent heart murmer. At the age of four when I stopped gaining weigh and became short of breath often I was taken to see a pediatric cardiologist. I was told that I had developed a hole in my heart the size ofd a dime. We found out in September and they wanted to due surgery by December. I only weighed 32 pounds. They wanted my to get to at least 40, but I couldn't. I had the surgery the January after. enerything went well. Now 14 years later I have developed a mitral valvue regurge, and arythmmia. I live a normal life and I go see my cardiologist only once a year. So an infant heart murmur does'nt have to be as scary as it sounds. I know heart surgery sounds awful but it really isnt. Be glad they detected it early!!
Posted by CCF CARDIO MD - DLB on June 06, 1999 at 12:40:53
The majority of heart murmurs pediatric cardiologists see are innocent murmurs. However, the evaluation is important because there can be serious causes of heart murmurs - fortunately most can be corrected.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature. Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor. If you would like to be seen at the Cleveland Clinic, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE for an appointment with a cardiologist at Desk F15.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.