How are heart murmurs treated?
The treatment for a heart murmur depends on what is causing the murmur. Many heart murmurs don’t need any treatment. But if a heart problem or other condition is causing the murmur, your doctor will probably treat that heart problem or condition.
What if my child has an innocent heart murmur?
An innocent heart murmur does not pose a health threat. If your child has an innocent heart murmur, he or she can run, jump and play, with no limits on activity. Your child doesn't need to take any medicine or be careful in any special way.
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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