Heart Murmur Treatment

Abnormal heart murmurs, such as those caused by congenital heart disease, are typically the only kind that require treatment. Options for this type of heart murmur include medications and surgery. Pregnant women who have an innocent murmur that is due to increased blood volume do not require treatment. Healthy children with innocent murmurs have normal hearts and do not need treatment for the murmur.

Treatment for Innocent Heart Murmurs

Healthy children with innocent murmurs do not need treatment; this is because they have a normal heart. If your child has an innocent murmur, alert your pediatrician during regular checkups.
 
Pregnant women with innocent murmurs due to increased blood volume also do not need treatment.
 
If you have an innocent murmur due to an illness or condition such as anemia, hyperthyroidism, or fever, the murmur will most likely go away once the illness or condition is treated.
 

Abnormal Heart Murmur Treatment

The treatment for heart problems that cause abnormal murmurs varies depending on the specific heart problem.
 
The treatment of congenital heart disease is based on the type and severity of the heart defect or defects causing the murmur. Treatment may include medications or surgery. Children with congenital heart disease are treated by doctors who specialize in treating children's heart problems (pediatric cardiologists).
  
The treatment of heart problems caused by other diseases or infection depends on the type and severity of the damage to the heart. Medications or surgery may be used to treat these problems.
 
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