- by Dr. Sunil Dwivedi
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- Feb 22 2017
Does your Heart MURMUR?
Atrial Septal Defect
How would you know if there is a hole in your heart?
Most of the newborn who suffer Atrial Septal Defect or ASD do not show any signs or symptoms of the abnormality .But as these kids grow, they might look much smaller in age than they are.
A heart murmur may be one of the most common sign or symptom that may be encountered first. In such cases when the heart beats there is a sound which is extra or not the usual sound, which is a heart murmur.
A Heart Failure may be caused if the ASD which is large, has not been repaired, as it may cause harm to the heart and lungs due to the extra blood that flows to the right side of the heart. This may occur most likely as the child grows.
Some heart failure signs and symptoms to look for:
You will feel tired very often
Slight physical activities can wear you off easily
Feeling of breathlessness
Lungs will be filled with fluid or blood
Veins in the neck, legs, feet, ankles and even the abdomen may be swollen
Ventricular Septal Defect
Heart murmurs are generally encountered in newborn babies with Ventricular Septal Defect.
In a VSD a murmur is the foremost and only sign. In many new born the murmurs are present immediately after birth, but the murmur might be not audible till the child is about six to eight months of age.
Many of the neonatal who suffer with VSD do not exhibit any symptoms related to the heart, but a possibility of heart failure is likely in a baby with a medium or a bigger VSD.
As a baby if there is not enough growth and the child is not having his share of diet as per his age, then this signals a major sign of failure of the heart because of VSD. Post infancy the signs and symptoms of VSD may not be not be so prevalent.
It is very likely that these imperfections may become smaller or mend by themselves.
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