My son had an echocardiogram today. I know that we won't get the results until next week, but I keep worrying about it. At the end of the echo, the technician had him lay on his side and put the transducer on his back. I can't find any information that mentions this. Does that provide an alternative window and if so, to which plane?
When he wad born, a murmur was detected, but the doctor did not think it warranted follow up. When he was six, it was again noted during his physical. They had us return two weeks later and decided that it did not require follow up. He was sick last week with a stomach bug and complained of chest pain. His heart was racing when his chest hurt. The doctor listen to his heart for quite some time and mentioned the murmur again. She decided to order the echo to 'find out what is causing it'. I think that it is probably not serious, but it is difficult not to worry. He loves sports and plays organized football, basketball, and baseball. Do many types murmurs require that a person not participate in these sports?
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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. MedHelp 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.