Cardiac murmur in a child

Approximately one child in a hundred has a congenital structural anomaly of the heart. A vibratory sound is heard in at least every fifth child, and occasionally in more than half of the children (for example during fever). Blood pressures from the right arm and the leg should be measured in each child with a systolic murmur to rule out aortic coarctation.



ISBN: 9788869305849