A doctor who listens to a child’s heart with a stethoscope can sometimes hear a roaring or rushing sound. It is usually called because the child has a blistering sound in the heart.
The doctor usually notices the sound of noise during routine examinations or if the child is examined for some other reason. It is usually not possible for yourself as a parent to notice in any way that the child has acoustic sounds. Loud noises can be found in children with heart disease and in children who are not ill.
The sounds may sound different as the child changes position from lying to sitting to standing. It may also sound different in the case of altered physical activity, for example if the child is allowed to walk down a flight of stairs before being examined. The doctor can often just by listening with a stethoscope determine whether the sound of the sound sounds right or not. Sometimes the child’s wheezing needs to be examined more carefully. Then an analysis is made of the bladder sound itself and an ultrasound examination of the heart.
Wheezing in children with heart disease
Acoustic sounds often occur in children who have different heart defects, for example at small holes between the atrium and ventricle. It may also be because the child has constrictions or leaks in the heart valves. These blisters are usually more powerful than the physiological blisters. Often the doctor can make a diagnosis by listening with a stethoscope, but the child may also undergo more examinations.
What does heart murmur cause?
Wheezing in children is created by the swirling blood streams as blood passes through the heart. Quite often, noises are caused by the heart pumping blood faster than usual, for example if the child has a fever. It is harmless and is not noticed in any way.
These common wind sounds are sometimes called physiological, or functional. Such acoustic sounds are heard more often in children than in adults. This is probably due to the fact that the chest wall is thinner in children and therefore the noises are better heard for the doctor during an examination.
Physiological wheezing is most common at the age of two. They usually disappear when the child has grown clear and do not affect how the heart works. Sometimes the sound of the noise is still alive.
If the wheezing is due to a defect in the heart’s flaps or, for example, holes between the atrium of the heart, the child may sometimes need to be treated with drugs or operated on. It is not the wheezing itself that is treated, but the heart problem that causes the wheezing.