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How to take a child’s heart rate

I spend much of my working time seeing unwell children in a busy A and E department.  Parents are always keen to tell me how high their child’s temperature is but I am far more interested in the child’s heart … Continue reading

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What is a heart murmur?

Heart murmurs are common in children.  When a doctor listens to a child’s heart with a stethescope, they normally hear a “lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub” noise.  Occasionally there is an extra noise so we now hear “lub-shh-dub, lub-shh-dub, lub-shh-dub”. By far … Continue reading

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