Heart murmur leaky valve

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384099 tn?1226447029 It sounds like you might have a slightly leaky heart valve. Our hearts have four valves, the mitral, aortic, pulmonary and tricuspid. It is relatively common for one, or more of our valves to leak. The leaks, also referred to as regurgitation (basically, backflow), can range from trivial to severe. Because your report said you have a soft murmur and the doctor said you've nothing to worry about, it doesn't sound like you've anything to worry about.
Avatar n tn Hopefully, the CCF-MD will notice your question, but I just wanted to say that I think a 'leaky heart' is something totally different. Perhaps your uncle had a leaky valve, where the valve wasn't opening and closing properly and not working 100% efficiently, and therefore, leaked (aka regurgitation).
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 n tn I have mitral valve regurgitation (leaky valve that causes the murmur), but the doctors do not know why. When my daughter was about 10, she developed a heart murmur (she had a severe viral illness), but by the time she was in her early 20's, it is barely noticeable.
Avatar f tn In my case I was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve and then later had to undergo surgery to repair it, this all came about when I was in my 60s. I am not trying to diagnose your situation, just giving you some thoughts that may help you remain optimistic.
Avatar f tn Hi there, You'll be okay. The heart murmur is a valve that is leaking. Nothing serious. It just means that the valve is not closing properly and then blood leaks back into the heart. 20% of the population will have heart murmurs/Mitral valve prolapse and do not even know about it, unless it starts to cause symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pains, irregular heart beats, etc.
Avatar f tn Will the heart murmur go away? Also, I play Rugby, will the heart murmur interfere with Rugby? Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn Heart murmurs should be watched, but sometimes there is no changes in them for years even 15 to 20 years. My mom had a heart murmur that she was born with (the aortic valve) and hers did not change for over 40 years.
Avatar n tn My only experience with a leaky heart valve is the mitral valve between the left Atrial and Ventricle chambers. The strategy that was followed on my leaky valve was to check on it every 2 or 3 years with an echocardiogram. The valve finally got bad enough I had to have heart surgery to have it repaired. I was in my late 60s when the successful operation took place.
Avatar m tn I have a double heart murmur. One valve opens up too fast and one opens too slow. i am very very concerned about cardiomyopathy when i heard it was caused my murmurs. will i die from that? i am only 15. my parents have murmurs as well and to their knowledge, cardiomyopathy does not run in the family. HELP PLEASE!
Avatar n tn Sometimes a heart murmur can be indicitive of other problems. I have a heart murmur which turned out to be a leaky mitral valve. Most of the time a leaky mitral valve isn't a problem unless it is a severe case which can sometimes warrant heart valve replacement. That is probably why your paperwork wasn't signed off. They may just want to make sure that it isn't related to a bigger problem.
Avatar f tn I posted on this site a few weeks ago when at pre-op assessment for shoulder surgery I was told I have a heart murmur and have to have an echocardiogram to eliminate the possibility of murmur being caused by leaky heart valve before they will operate I also have paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Today on a visit to my own doctor I asked her to check my heart out.
Avatar f tn Yes, a heart murmur is the sound that is made by a heart valve that is not working properly. Some murmurs are the result of blood leaking backward through the valve. Blood is supposed to go through the valve in one direction only, to keep your circulation flowing the way it is supposed to. When the valve doesn't close completely with every heartbeat like it is designed to do, then blood can wash back in the wrong direction, and the blood makes a sound when it does that.
Avatar n tn There are many different types of murmurs but the most common usage of the word is for an abnormal (either leaky or tight) heart valve. An 'innocent murmur' (also called a functional murmur or Still's murmur) is just that - a murmur that is not associated with an abnormal heart valve. These types of murmurs are common in children and are due to flow of the blood through the pulmonic valve. They are 'hum-like' in quality and disappear when the child stands up.
Avatar n tn I have yearly checkups because the murmur is from a leaky mitral valve. My daughter developed a murmur when she was about 10 years old. She had a very bad case of gastroenteritis and quickly became dehydrated. She is rechecked every few years and at her last check (around 23), the murmur was not apparent. I know that there are different types of echocardiograms, but I don't know which methods have the doppler, etc. I think I get a 2-D mode with color doppler...
Avatar f tn answered my question about my mvp and said more often the pvc's are from a leaky valve. My question is - that i read that a murmur means a leaky valve, but when the doc recently listened to my heart with a stestiscope she said she did not hear a murmur. I read that a murmer could be missed, but the nurse who did the echo said that you could hear a murmur with every heartbeat. So which is it? Still waiting on results of echo. The doc only listened for a minute or less. Could she have missed it?
Avatar f tn I have been to the doctors and they said they couldn't hear the murmur at present, but they think it's a heart murmur which comes and goes. I have had a test done and they said that the heart murmur is caused by a leaky heart valve, Could the pain in my chest be caused by the leaky heart valve and is it anything to worry about?
Avatar f tn They told me they wouldn't risk anaesthetic until they knew if the murmur was innocent or caused by leaky heart valve. Oh well, what will be will be............................ Hope you keep well and don't have too many episodes of AFib. Take care and thank you so much for your responses.
Avatar n tn In bicuspid aortic valve, several things can happen over time. The valve can become stenotic (obstructed), leaky, or prolapse. Also, the aorta can dilate. It sounds like your son will need to have this observed fairly closely, as the aortic dilation is quite significant already. This can be surgically intervened upon if it gets much bigger.
Avatar f tn Just when I thought I was gaining control she throws me this curve ball. Does anyone have a leaky heart valve? If so, how do you handle it? Do you take meds? How old were you when you were diagnosed?
Avatar f tn I was told that I have a systolic murmur. Is a leaky valve associated with the blood pressure. Can any body highlight me with some information. I am waiting for my echo result on following monday. The technician told me that I have a systolic murmur in one valve. Can an echocardiogram tell if there is a leak in the heart ? Can somebody please write about this. Thanks for your precious time.
Avatar f tn He or she will likely order an echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart) and an electrocardiogram (an electrical tracing) to evaluate for structural heart disease (such as a leaky or narrowed valve that could cause a heart murmur) or electrical problems. Some heart murmurs are not dangerous but it is important to make sure that this is indeed the case.
Avatar f tn That is more or less what happen to me. My condition was never called a murmur, it was called a leaky valve. This may be because the leaky valve in my case didn't make enough noise to hear on a stethoscope - it was found with an echo cardiogram.
Avatar n tn Just to clarify, a heart murmur does not imply a "leaky" heart valve. A heart murmur is a sound created from blood flow accross a valve, off course they could be leaky but a murmur doesn't indicate or imply a leak. About half the population will have a heart murmur, and most children are born with them and they disapear with age, however half the population and most children don't have leaky heart valves.
722116 tn?1230659921 He was born with lung and heart issues and spent the first 2 years in Childrens Hsp in Cinci, Oh. He was diagnosed with Laringomalcia, Trachiamalcia, A heart murmur. A heart artery that crossed his trachia that made his asthma worse than normal. We fought for years to keep him alive. He began to get better as he grew. Began playing sports at age of 6, with mom holding all meds on the side lines. Has played ball up to this year, where we have had a battle keeping him well.
86075 tn?1238118691 My husband had a heart attack 5 years ago and had 2 stints put in. He also has a leaky aortic valve, which has not caused him any problems. His heart doctor keeps a close eye on it, and tells him he can live many more years with a leaky valve. If your cardiologist is not concerned, nor should you be. Please, try not to worry about the leaky valve, you have enough to worry about.
Avatar n tn His top part beat three times faster than the bottom or visa versa. One or the other. How do they diagnose a leaky valve. Is it because they hear a heart murmur that they can diagnose a condition like a leaky valve. Thanks in advance for the information.
Avatar n tn How do they diagnose a leaky valve. Is it because they hear a heart murmur that they can diagnose a condition like a leaky valve. Thanks in advance for the information.
Avatar n tn My question, once a leaky valve starts to go from mild to moderate, does it tend to continue? Is it a "snowball effect"? Thank you so much.
Avatar f tn mitral valve regurgitation-trace, tricuspid valve regurgitation-mild, and pulmonary insuffciency-mild so we go to a different cardiologist and they do another echo, and ekg, and she tells me that everything is fine. nothing to worry about. don't ever need to see a cardiologist again...the same words as the first cardiologist.