Innocent Heart Murmur, Pediatric

A heart murmur is an extra or strange sound heard during a heartbeat. The sound is blood passing through different parts (chambers, valves, blood vessels) of the heart. This may be caused by temporary conditions like fever or anemia. Innocent heart murmurs are harmless, and they may come and go. Children with innocent heart murmurs do not have symptoms from the heart murmur.

HOME CARE

No home care is necessary.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your child has trouble breathing or catching his or her breath.

  • Your child has chest pain.

  • Your child gets dizzy or passes out (faints).

  • Your child has unusual (skipping) or fast heart beats.

  • Your child has a lasting cough or coughs after being active.

  • Your child is more tired that usual.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.