Looking for experienced *opinions* on echocardiograms

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Nick'sDad
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   Posted 6/9/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My son recently went in for his five year old check-up and a murmur was detected for the first time.  He was referred to Children's Hospital to get checked out by a cardiologist.  The EKG was fine, but the echocardiogram detected a bicuspid aortic valve.  I was told there was no stenosis or leakage and that they didn't need to see him for another two years.  I was puzzled as to why a murmur without any leakage or stenosis?  Since that day, I've read quite a bit on the condition and the reliability of the echos in children.  I have no reason to doubt the doctor's diagnosis and I fully plan on following through with serial cardiac visits, but I want to know as much information as possible. 
Is it *possible* that my son's diagnosis was a false positive?  Does that ever happen?  If so, how often?  I've read that echo results can be wildly inconsistent based on several factors like technician skill/patience, placement of electrodes, child's age, echo artifacts etc.  Is this a possibility?
I assume anyone reading this has probably had a good amount of experience with echocardiograms.  Heck, I had one a year ago due to persistent PVC's and was told I was fine.  Could I possibly have a BAV that was missed??
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