Heart Murmurs | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What kind of heart murmur does my child have?
  • Is this kind of murmur indicative of other health problems?
  • Does my child need tests or does he/she need to visit a cardiologist?
  • Does my child need treatment?
  • Is it safe for my child to play and exercise like normal?


Heart Murmurs in Pedatric Patients: When Do You Refer? by ME McConnell, M.D., SB Adkins III, M.D., and DW. Hannon, M.D. (American Family Physician August 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990800ap/558.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 08/99