heart murmur

Canada
March 3, 2007 8:52am CST
do your kids have a heart murmur. my daughter has a musical heart murmur. doctor says it's not serious bit whants to keep monitoring her. anyway i just want to know if anyone's kids have one and if it affects anything in their lives. can they still play sports and stuff or should they take it easy.
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@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
15 Mar 07
My daughter had one when she was born but it closed up as she got older, I don't remember how old she was though. Teh doctor always checked it and a few years ago it was completely closed up so we didn't have to worry anymore. SHe is 6 now so hopefully your daughters will close up on its own!!
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Your doctor should tell you if your child can play sports. My niece has a problem with her heart valve and has never been able to play sports. I can say that she is now 19 and has a very normal life. My daughter had a heart murmer in the first two years of her life and it is now gone. My child is now in perfect health. Some of these so called murmurs can be out grown and some can not. When I developed asthma they found I have a murmur however, only during asthma attacks is it noticeable. The medical prophesion has come a long way. Get regular check ups and the kid will be just fine.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I am almost 50 years old. I have a heart murmur and I have had it all my life. It has never stopped me from doing anything I put my mind to when I was a kid. Although, the other day I did notice for the first time that I had a hard time slowing my heart rate down after shoveling heavy wet snow for 25 minutes. So I guess as I get older, I am going to have to watch what I do now.
• United States
3 Mar 07
i dont know if my son has a heart murmur or not, but i do. my cardiologist said it should never give me any problems at all though, and so far it never has. when i was younger i was very athletic and active. i think the best thing u can do is just not worry about it unless u have reason to worry. let the dr monitor it and then just take it from there :)
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
I have a 16 year old who was born with a small hole in his heart which is the cause of his murmur.....he skateboards,rollerblades and plays just about every sport school offers....it hasn't affected him at all
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@seamonkey (1982)
• Ireland
3 Mar 07
One of mine has a murmur. The dctor says it's mild and nothing to worry about. I think if we were still in the states it would be monitored a lot more closely than here. I would LIKE it to be monitored more closely. He has never had any health issues surrounding it, but the dentist wouldn't work on his teeth without a note from his doctor.
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