Data was collected from all neonates admitted to the NICU, Postnatal ward, attending Pediatric OPD or neonatal follow up clinic and were detected to have cardiac murmurs. Birth details of the neonate were noted and if symptoms were present the details were collected.
Of patients evaluated for cardiac murmurs, including innocent, 16 patients were found to have structural cardiac disease, including ten patients with rheumatic MR, two with PFO, one with noncompaction, one with multi-chamber left ventricle, one with hypertrophic CMP one with cardiomyopathy findings.
Johan Diedericks has given insight into paediatric cardiac murmurs. Gillian Lamacraft has written about the areas of concern identified by the South African National Committee for the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths.