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Small hole in the heart

Hi,
I got a babyboy just five days back.Doctor said a silght murmering sound is there and advised to check with Echo Cardiogram & Colour flow Imaging.The result is shown below
= Small dropout in IAS
= ?PFO with less than 2:1 L-R Shunt
= Otherwise normal cardiac structure
= No evidence of shunt
Final impression is
?PFO
T - 9.59
D - 0.19
ID - 9.40,   Birth weight  3.5 Kg

Doctor said this will get closed automatically and nothing to get worried of.please adivise I am tensed like any thing.Shall I have to take any pre4cautionery measures:? Please reply
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My oldest had an ASD that started out a decent size, but closed up on its own without needing any treatment.

Keep your baby under the watchful eye of the cardiologist.
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Many people have tiny holes in their heart and most of them close on their own. some do require surgery, mine son's s did.  he still has a PFO that they thought would have closed by now but there is no worry with that.
If the doctor says it should close by the time she is 2 years old and it hasn't it might just need time. my brothers hasn't closed yet and he is 39.
good luck and congrats on your new bundle of joy
like Andi said she will be followed by a cardilogist Iam sure
michelle
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