Heart murmur causes in adults

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Avatar m tn He asked if i was born with this I was not.... I do have chest pain feels deep in my heart especially in the morning when i awake. I already consulted last year for this and the doctor told me not to be alarmed it was probably a pulled muscle. Can anyone please help me understand about this heart mur mur? thank you.
1175033 tn?1492201228 It can be scary to learn that you or your child has a heart murmur. But heart murmurs are very common, especially in children, and are usually harmless. These normal murmurs are called "innocent" heart murmurs. There is nothing wrong with your heart when you have an innocent murmur. Up to half of all children have innocent murmurs.1 They usually go away as children grow. Adults can have innocent murmurs too.
Avatar m tn As fortis said, there are different types and different degrees of murmurs. Quite a lot of them. To learn the implications for anyone of any age, it is necessary to get back to the doc who diagnosed the murmur and ask him/her for much more information.
Avatar m tn Another way for a wide pulse rate is aorta (output vessel) insufficiency caused by regurgitation, (backflow of blood into the pumping chamber rather than pumped into circulation) is significant, there can be a drop in diastolic pressure. This regurgitant flow causes a decrease in the diastolic blood pressure in the aorta, and therefore an increase in the pulse pressure (systolic pressure - diastolic pressure). There is no evidence that your medication causes a wide pulse rate.
Avatar f tn The former, you are way to young for that to be a problem and the latter, you would have known about that by now, if it was bad enough to cause chest pain in you. As far as the murmur goes, many people, as adults, still have the murmur that they were born with. All babies are born with a functional murmur which generally, but not always, goes away after the first one or two years of life.
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my PCP for a routine visit to be told that I have a heart murmur. In addition I was told that I had a low heart rate (62) and an enlarged heart. I am in the process of arranging an appointment with a cardiologist. Reading around the topic on the web I get the impression that an enlarged heart is bad news - is that the case or could it be due to my level of exercise ? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn Many times a heart murmur is heart with a new born, but goes away. Also, there is an innocent heart murmur and are common in children and almost alweays harmless. An innocent murmur may go a way and then return and some adults still have them. Innocent murmurs are common in children and are quite harmless. In any group of children, a large percentage is likely to have had one at some time. Innocent murmurs also may disappear and then reappear.
Avatar n tn However, trained physicians should be able to differentiate a benign murmur from a pathologic murmur by noting the intensity of the murmur, its timing in relation to the cardiac cycle, and the location of the murmur on the chest wall. 2) A juvenile murmur is what I just described. Such murmurs in infants and children are benign and can often be followed solely with serial physical exams. Qualities of murmurs like I described allow physicians to differentiate benign from pathologic murmurs.
Avatar f tn I have open heart 4 years ago they replaced 5 arteries I went for my yearly check up and now have a heart murmur is this normal to get so long after surgery and can the murmur be why I am sleepy all the time
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my PCP for a routine visit to be told that I have a heart murmur. In addition I was told that I had a low heart rate (62) and an enlarged heart. I am in the process of arranging an appointment with a cardiologist. Reading around the topic on the web I get the impression that an enlarged heart is bad news - is that the case or could it be due to my level of exercise ? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my PCP for a routine visit to be told that I have a heart murmur. In addition I was told that I had a low heart rate (62) and an enlarged heart. I am in the process of arranging an appointment with a cardiologist. Reading around the topic on the web I get the impression that an enlarged heart is bad news - is that the case or could it be due to my level of exercise ? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my PCP for a routine visit to be told that I have a heart murmur. In addition I was told that I had a low heart rate (62) and an enlarged heart. I am in the process of arranging an appointment with a cardiologist. Reading around the topic on the web I get the impression that an enlarged heart is bad news - is that the case or could it be due to my level of exercise ? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I have had a heart murmur since I was a kid. The doctors first heard it at my 9th grade physical for sports, although my pediatrician had never noticed. I was told I would most likely grow out of it. Well, I'm 27 and I haven't. I have felt "heart flutters" all throughout my life and never really paid attention to it as they were always there.
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Avatar n tn I believe most heart murmur conditions are caused by a leaky valve or chamber wall. In the case of the wall, I think that is the type murmur that people can "grow out of", i.e., as the child grows the heart leakage grows shut. I have never seen anyone comment on physical trauma causing a heart murmur. I would guess there is no correlation to the accident you describe and you having a murmur.
Avatar f tn If the doctor reacted by listening a bit harder, ordering some follow-up tests, and suggesting alterations in lifestyle, then the murmur is more pronounced and will need to be monitored closely. In young children, it is not uncommon to have a pronounced murmur correct itself over time.
Avatar f tn I am a 17 y/o female, non-smoker, healthy weight, fairly regular physical activity. After a doctor heard a murmur, I had an echo that came back with everything fine except mild-moderate tricuspid regurgitation. There were no other leaks, nothing was enlarged etc. All the places where I read about it refer to it being caused by infection (fairly certain I didn't have) or enlargement somewhere else in the heart, which I don't have either. Has anyone experienced anything similar to this?
Avatar n tn Recently I visited my PCP for a routine visit to be told that I have a heart murmur. In addition I was told that I had a low heart rate (62) and an enlarged heart. I am in the process of arranging an appointment with a cardiologist. Reading around the topic on the web I get the impression that an enlarged heart is bad news - is that the case or could it be due to my level of exercise ? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Hi. I am 30/f. In 2006, I had an ablation procedure where 7 nodes were burned in my heart. Before the procedure, I had a single PVC now and then and they didn't really bother me. Now, in the last 5 months, I have had 3 major episodes with PVCs where I have almost lost consciousness. I actually had a severe attack in front of my college class, and they called 911 for me. The one good thing about that call was I got good documentation. The PVC are much scarier then the SVT.
Avatar n tn A flow murmur typically is a harmless sound caused by the normal flow of blood. The importance lies in differentiating it from the more serious causes of a heart murmur. The doctors at the heart clinic wil be familiar with this common situation. Just ask them what the murmur is due to and whether it is anything that requires further testing.
Avatar n tn I recently went in for my yearly exam and the doctor mentioned i had a heart murmur. I've read a lot of articles on the web and they all seem to agree that this can be caused by certain sicknesses or diseases, or you have it from birth. My question is if i havent had any of these diseases or conditions and havent had a "heart murmur" show up in the past, should i be concerned?
1611319 tn?1378618399 Before that visit, her pedetrician also noted a murmur in her and her twin. She also noted another sound and was immediately bumped up for her cardio visit. With a EKG and an Echo being performed the cardiologist said she has the "regular hole that we are all born with, but that hers appeared to be a little larger and is hoping it will still close on her own". He will re-evaluate in 6 months. Does this sound accurate to you?
Avatar n tn I could be nothing or it could be something. My daughter was born with a heart murmur and she ended up having two holes in her heart. Fortunaly hers were small enough and she did not have to have surgery. I had a friend whos daughter had the same thing and she ended up having to have open heart surgery. They will probably refer them to a pediactic heart specialest where they will do an echocardiagram (sonogram on the heart) to see whats going on and what they need to do about it.
Avatar n tn My questions can a heart murmur just develop in a 12 year old or should it have been detected before. She had lymes disease about 4 years ago and was treated with antibotics, is that a factor. Also she drank caffinated beverage before going to the exam and was extremely nervous because she hates goning to the doctors. Also she was about to start her period, could that have played a factor. We are so upset about this can you please offer some help or advice. We are going to the cardio next week.
Avatar n tn All a murmur is is the sound of a little swirling or turbulence in the flow of the blood in and around the heart. (Like singing in the water pipes when there is turbulence in the plumbing) The Dr. hears it as a buzz with the stethoscope. Most murmurs are innocent or "functional." They do no harm and will usually diasppear on their own. Sometimes the murmur may be due to a small hole in the heart. The heart is very good at closing these small holes with time.
Avatar f tn I asked earlier about the causes of an heart murmur and heart enlargement. I forgot to mention that there is a small hole in my heart and i want to know if this can cause either of these complications. I have been living with this hole for years without any complications.