Letters: GPs should refer all murmurs in infants

The edited text of my article (GP, 3 October 2008) appears to imply that 'murmurs in newborns should disappear by six months of age and are not associated with symptoms'.

This only applies to innocent murmurs of the newborn. Pathological murmurs can be associated with symptoms.

As stated later in the article, it is best for GPs to refer all murmurs in infants.

Dr Michael Burch, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

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