Question by  Kate48 (55)

Should I be worried if my infant was diagnosed with a heart murmur?

My baby is only 3 weeks old.


Answer by  bjfu (19)

A heart murmur in infants is not a huge concern. Most of the time infants outgrow these murmurs. There are also such things as "innocent murmurs". This type would still be there but not have any affect on the child as he or she gets older.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

A heart murmur is worrying to the parent of the infant diagnosed with it, but it is one of those things that usually resolves itself on its own. Some thirty percent of children are diagnosed with it on their own, and it tends to clear up without affecting the child, by the time they are two or three years old.


Answer by  megs (16)

It might be nothing to worry about but talk to your pediatrician. My sister had one as a baby, and it's never been a problem-- she's 25 now.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

It is very common for infants to have heart murmur's, often they will close up on their own and you child will life a happy normal life. You should have an echo done at age one and then repeat it at age two and three.


Answer by  maber (1427)

no, most babies will outgrow a heart murmur condition within a few months after birth. If you notice any problems, you should take her to the doctor.

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