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Cardiol Young. 2000 Oct;10(4):340-2.

The diagnosis of innocent murmurs in childhood.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

Innocent murmurs are common in childhood. They require accurate diagnosis to avoid unnecessary anxiety and/or restrictions. With this in mind, we studied prospectively children diagnosed by a paediatric cardiologist as having innocent murmurs to review the necessity of investigations in excluding organic abnormalities. We included 63 children in the study. The majority had the so-called Still's, or musical/vibratory murmur. None had abnormal investigations, suggesting that such investigations are largely superfluous for the purpose of diagnosis in those patients with innocent murmurs seen by a paediatric cardiologist. They are often done, nonetheless, as part of the assessment and/or expectations of the parent or the referring physician.

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