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Old 06-15-2005, 08:28 AM   #1
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Question Heart Murmur

When i was born i was diagnosed with a heart murmur. My mum was meant to return meto the Doctor when i had reached 6 mnths old, but never did so! Over the years it hasnt seemed to have created any health problems other than my lips turning a shade of blue every now and again. Also i sometimes but very rarely feel a shortness of breath!
I am now 20 years old, and appear to be very healthy. But i was just wondering if anyone else could give me more info on the subject? As i am unsure as to whether it is something to worry about or not!

 
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Re: Heart Murmur

Hi,
Generally speaking a mild heart mumur does not warrant aggressive treatment, but the correct protocol would be to review the condition periodically for stability.

A more serious situation could be a malformed valve, a birth defect
that requires intervention. With proper treatment that can be corrected, if not corrected, there could be serious heart damage over a period of time.

Many times there are no symptoms until there is heart damge. You would be well advised to see a cardiologist.

 
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