TITLE

THE ASYMPTOMATIC CHILD WITH A HEART MURMUR

AUTHOR(S)
Franklin, Rodney; Slavik, Zdenek
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Pulse;5/7/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 16, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case of the asymptomatic child with a heart murmur which is the most frequent paediatric cardiology problem. According to a report, up to 90% of children if carefully screened will be found to have a murmur at some point during their development. The author also presented the five main types of innocent murmur that can usually be diagnosed with confidence rather than by exclusion.
ACCESSION #
32130066

 

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