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.
1611319 tn?1378621999 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?
909086 tn?1242664364 Esspecially irritating trying to sleep when it feels like your heart is making you whole body move in bed. My heart is in good shape - its all from Hashimoto. You really need to get your Frees in the range that works for you per what goolarra mentioned. For most people your TSH would be in hypoland- but you must know the Free thyroid hormone levels.
Avatar f tn If he had HCM, everyone would have been aware of that problem in him as it is EASILY seen on an echo and there is also a very specific type of heart murmur which is extremely rare in the sense that most doctors will practice a lifetime and never hear the type of murmur associated with HCM. Also, if Chris had HCM, the heart rates he has ; he would have died for those rates because the diseased heart muscle would never have been able to have coped with rates like that.
306245 tn?1244388567 THis shunt, caused by the pulmonary hypertension and/or RVOT obstruction, causes the blood to bypass the lungs and cause sstemic desaturation. In adults, cyanosis with this mild exertion, tachycardia and chest pains are all reasons for repeat non invasive imaging, including an echocardiogramn and Holter monitor, as these patients can frequently have VT from prior scar site.
Avatar m tn a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is supposed to be there in all babies in utero. It is a small connection between the two upper chambers of the heart (the atria). It typically closed by age 1 year after birth. However, 25% of all adults have it remain open. Overall, we do not worry about this. Now coronary artery dilation: without seeing your son, I cannot say exactly what is going on here. I can say that the diagnosis of coronary artery dilation has gotten a bit more exact with time.
Avatar n tn High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke (or brain attack), especially along with other risk factors. High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but is particularly prevalent in blacks, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and women who are taking oral contraceptives. Individuals with diabetes mellitus gout or kidney disease have a higher frequency of hypertension.
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 n tn I did come across one study that mentioned an increased risk of pyloric stenosis, but yet another that suggests the use of Bendectin is linked with a DECREASE in congenital heart defects. As you can see, the research is still be performed and can show many different end results. But I have not found any conclusive evidence to link it with infertility. I, too, have suffered through multiple losses, 5 total. But I cannot imagine how hard it must have been on you to lose so many.
Avatar n tn I can't say that the sinus arrhythmia has caused any symptoms. When you breath in the heart rates slows and when you breath out the heart speeds back up. If you are checking the pulse at the same time you can feel it in the pulse. It don't happen every time you take a breath, but every so often. I don't know if that is what is causing your childs symptoms. If you are concerned I would get a opinion from a Pediatric Cardiologist.
Avatar f tn God will be there with you making you strong and ready to take Cissy to a special place. Remember, she will always be alive in your heart. No one is ever truly gone when they have been truly loved. My prayers are with you.
Avatar f tn 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? I have an appointment with the specialist next week and I'm curious as to what they'll say. I wasn't able to find much information about an audible murmur w/ tricupsid regurgitation that I fit the symptoms or causes for.
Avatar m tn It's a symptom caused by a trapped nerve and will always occur on the left side of chest, pretty much were you would feel your heart beating. If this occurs frequently in adults (a number of times per year) it could be related to the back. If this is the case, try swimming regularly using the breast stroke. A Google search for "wiki pcs" will give you more information.
Avatar n tn The pressure in my head usually only happens when I stand up, and is accompanied by the dizziness and hearing changes (muffled sounds/whinning noise). When the pressure subsides, the dizziness fades as well as the hearing change, and usually lasts anywhere from 5-30 seconds. But it actually feels much longer, and troubles me everytime. I just want to feel well again, as I am sure we all do.
Avatar n tn You may want to ask the doctor about whether he got a heart murmur or any problems from that and if they caught it in time. Some strains are more virulent than others and also how soon you get on antibiotics helps too. You probably already have been exposed to Epstein Barr Virus as most adults have been (about 80%). But you are at more risk of getting Streptococcus pyogenes or the bacteria that causes scarlet fever from him. I would not kiss him on the lips. Wash you hands often.
Avatar f tn I am not saying your daughter has heart disease, understand that, but you want to make sure she doesn't and I wouldn't rely on the doctors who are saying she passed out because her hair was being done! A heart murmur may NOT be indicative of heart disease or condition; many choildren have heart murmurs known as Functional Murmurs and they usually are outgrown. Take her to a good pediatric cardiologist.
Avatar n tn I am not fatigued, exercise a lot, or don't have a high fever, I have always bruised easily my entire life, had blood in urine, heart murmur and don't take any abnormal supplements (glucosamine, Q-10, fish oil and DHA), nose runs some mornings but only after I get up out of bed for a few mins. I have gone through all the infections that can cause neutropenia according to the link http://www.merck.com/mmpe/print/sec11/ch132/ch132b.html and none of them seem to match up.
Avatar n tn I have researched on line and found things like, enlarged heart, swollen heart muscle, and quite frankly, this stuff is about to freak me out. My son's history, he was premature at birth, (32 weeks) with undeveloped lungs, and a heart murmur. Several blood transfusions were done in the 8 weeks he was in the ICU and I was always worried about this when it was being done. He was on an apnea machine for 1 year and continued to see Doctors throughout this time.
Avatar n tn Blood to our coronary arteries/heart only flows when are heart is in the diastolic or resting phase. So, you can see that a smaller opening in our aortic valve would impede flow to our hearts, due to the blood being at less pressure. (diastolic versus systolic). This is how it can cause a heart attack. I have read that some statins, maybe any that work for you, can reverse this otherwise progressive condition.
Avatar n tn Everything I read scares me to death and I don't know if i'll be around for my kids and if my heart is unhealthy now or if this will lead to heart disease or sudden death in the future or what implications this will have on my life. Will this cause damage to my heart? How could I have got this? Could it go away or be there because of the pregnancy? Please help me. I can't eat or sleep. Have you seen this in any healthy young adults and how uncommon is this? Thank you.
Avatar n tn The rhumatic fever remained in my heart, AND brain, causing me to have a heart murmur, and an extremely RARE disease called Sydenham's Korea A.K.A. St. Vidas dance. I suffered with Sydenham's Chorea when I was 13. Mine was one of the worst cases my neurologist had ever seen, and she had saw it a lot in her native country of China. I experienced many symptoms, such as clumbsiness, jerky arm movements, basically a total loss of motor functions! I was in the hospital a total of 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if my doctor and the cardiologist who reviewed the echo and administered the TEE just don't understand CHD in adults. Do I wait it out and keep exercising? I had a blood clot in my arm when I was 27 that no one could explain. It came about as a result of a blood donation...but no one would believe me then [at first] that something was wrong. I just knew...
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 m tn a heart attack is from blocked arteries in the heart that damage the heart muscle from lack of blood flow to an area of the heart. The lack of blood flow to an area of the heart can damage the heart causing a serious arrhythmia. PVC's and Pac's, on the other hand are from irritable foci in the heart. PVC's are just that..... PVC's. Pvc's were are one point thought to be dangerous, but that was a long time ago! (60's and 70's).
Avatar n tn the traditional way, with surgical closure of the defect, and the (relatively) newer way, which is to thread a catheter through a leg vein into the heart and to place a device in the hole to plug it. You should discuss with your cardiologist which method would be more appropriate for her defect. Especially since the concept of intervention is being considered, it would be a good idea to obtain a second opinion about your daughter’s heart.
Avatar n tn The current practice standard suggests that there is an increased risk of clot formation in the upper chambers of the heart if a person remains in atrial fibrillation longer than 48 hours. However, it is possible for clots to form sooner. Premature atrial contractions (PACs) are less worrisome than atrial fibrillation, but there is no way to distinguish PACs from atrial fibrillation without an electrocardiogram.
Avatar f tn The only thing they could find was low iron (which is usual in women) and a heart murmur (which is very faint). My psychologist is not surprised that they couldn't find anything wrong with me. Its funny where we place our anxiety and how we try to make sense of it.....pragmatism and logic doesn't play a part when we are feeling it though! My advice it to get your physical health checked out for piece of mind and put all your efforts into finding the source of your anxiety.....
748543 tn?1463449675 TMJ' as it is wrongly called by many) is easy to treat and self-manage or that it may all be in the patient's mind. The sources in the article stated that, "TMJ problems were originally thought to be caused by dental Malocclusion but that this was an infrequent cause of the problem". The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of some 40,000 of the nation's leading dentist, recognizes the relationship between maloclussion and headaches.
Avatar n tn My daughter has a small hole in her heart and my husband has a heart murmur so we are about to get my son checked out in case he has one too, which may be contributing to his blueness and current tiredness. Out of interest all the doctors said breath holding was a behavioural thing (he was 6mths old when it started and did not know how to act behaviourally). We browsed the internet and found that low iron levels increased breath holds.