The diagnosis of innocent murmurs in childhood.

  title={The diagnosis of innocent murmurs in childhood.},
  author={Najib Advani and Samuel Menahem and James L. Wilkinson},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  volume={10 4},
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… CONTINUE READING

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