My daughter (22months) went in for dental surgery last Wednsday. Well the anastisiologist said she had a heart murmur which her Dr never heard so they didn't do the surgery. I took her back to the Dr who couldn't hear it and now we have to see a pediatric cardiologist. Has anyone gone though this? What should I expect? Her Dr said if it comes and goes she will most likely gorw out of it. I have googled it but I wanted to hear if anyone else has gone through this before?
Yes. My son has one. We move alot, so each time we move we get a new Dr. And one will hear the murmur and the next one won't. Then the next will hear the murmur, then the next one won't. As far as Prophylaxis goes,you should get your assessment from the pediatric cardiologist and have it checked yearly. Not only do some kids grow out of it, but as the chest wall becomes thicker some doctors are no longer able to hear the faint murmur when in fact it is still there. My father has a congenital valve disorder that he has passed to all of his kids,as does my mother so I have it also. My husband has a murmur from Rheumatic Fever as a child. For us, murmurs are part of daily life.
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:26 AM on Mar. 27, 2010
Answer by heatheryn at 8:11 AM on Mar. 27, 2010