The utility of outpatient echocardiography for evaluation of asymptomatic murmurs in children
Congenital Heart Disease, 04/27/2012
Kwiatkowski D et al. – Among echocardiograms ordered for children over 1 year of age with an asymptomatic murmur, there was no severe and little moderate disease. Cardiac disease is significantly less likely when echocardiograms are ordered without referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The workup for asymptomatic murmurs does not require an echocardiogram, and these results may aid clinicians when deciding whether evaluation of a child should include this study.