Heart murmur symptoms in women

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Avatar n tn Dear CCF MD, This is so called heart month, where every morning show and news station has a segment on Heart health, most focusing on the differece between cardiac symptoms among men and women. It seems to me I am hearing more and more tragic stories of women dying suddenly from heart attacks, most of them had sought medical attention weeks, days and even hours before collapsing and from what I have been told the majority of them were given a diagnosis of "stressed out".
Avatar f tn My heart flutters are from a heart murmur (from Birth) so am used to them by now lol. I suffer with Bradycardia and Tachycardia from the heart murmur. Good reading here though...great to see some connection in regards to the diaphram too.
469720 tn?1388149949 To combat this major public health issue, Vascular Medical specialist recommend greater screening efforts by the medical community through the use of the ankle brachial index (ABI) test. PAD Under-recognized in Women Like heart disease, peripheral arterial disease is under-recognized in women. According to a survey of primary care physicians conducted in 2002, nearly all recognized that older people are more susceptible to PAD, and identified men as being susceptible to PAD.
Avatar n tn The statistics I saw while researching prior to open heart surgery indicated that women tolerated surgery better than men, which is to say more women survived the surgery than men. I don't recall if this was an apples-to-apples study, where the same procedure was done on both men and women. I know it was not a bypass study. If I can find the citations, I'll post them for you.
Avatar n tn My doc wants me in from an ECHO and then the heart monitor. But to not feel symptoms and then be told about this is pretty stressful. How should I feel about this and should I be worried? I really do not want to go on another medicine which I have to take for life. The prevacid itself is enough for me in that manner.. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I am at 25 year old women was born at 25 weeks premature in 1989 weighing 1 pound.
Avatar n tn SOME WOMEN DO EXPERIENCE AN INCREASE IN PALPITATIONS DURING PREGNANCY. FIRST THE HORMONAL CHANGE IN A WOMENS BODY DURING PREGNANCY WILL NOT HELP. ALSO YOUR BODY WILL HAVE TO ADJUST TO THE PREGNANCY, THE GROWING BABY WILL OCCUPY MORE AND MORE SPACE IN YOUR TUMMY PUSHING EVERYTHING UP TOWARDS YOUR HEART. THE HEART MIGHT FEEL CRAMPED AND YOU MIGHT FEEL THE EXTRA BEATS MORE. HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHECKED OUT AND ALL IS O.K. ENJOY IT AND TAKE IT EASY....SPEAK TO YOU SOON ....
9258519 tn?1404472125 In this post, you have listed the relevant symptoms that led to the investigation of your heart, namely chest constriction, breathlessness, and tingling in the arms and jaw. Those can be red flags for heart/circulatory troubles. However, the patterns of your tingling, numbness, and muscle pain, plus the fact that the EKG was OK, point away from the heart, I believe, but your echocardiogram will give more specific information about that.
Avatar n tn He mentioned Prinzmetal angina, but I never have the pain at rest, and all my lipid studies are great. I understand that stress testing in premenopausal women can be misleading. Any ideas how to proceed? Oh, one furthur question, why would my symptoms be so pronounced when I am only doing mild activities, and not when I am under great stress or doing heavy excercise?
961762 tn?1265233311 There was a study done that showed that women that had migraines were more likely to have a heart murmur I believe. My memory is not the greatest, so I might be confused about that. Anyway, maybe there is a connection between heart/vascular issues and neurological symptoms. Just thinking. Anyway, let us know how things go from here for you. Take care!
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.....
Avatar n tn sympotms and congenital heart murmur posted by Frances Sladek on November 16, 1998 at 03:52:09: I have a heart murmur and mild aortic insufficiency due to a presumably bicuspid valve that I was born with 41 years ago. Until a few months ago, the murmur never presented any problem although I have always taken antibiotics before surgery and dental work. At a routine echocardiogram in June 1998, it was found that the gradient across the aortic valve is 56 mmHg and the valve area is 0.
Avatar f tn I'm 44. I recently went to doctor after a period of feeling off, not right, wiped out really, but restless at same time. I also have pain in my nodes under my left arm every day. Most of my symptoms started within months of each other, going on a year now. I have also not had periods at all. I also have a pain over the top right- left breast (right where a valve is I believe) that hurts when I cough or move my upper body. Almost like a broken rib - but not as painful.
86075 tn?1238118691 D*m, we have a lot in common...me too! I have MVP for years and now in last heart sonogram, testing before tx found the same...slightly leaky aortic valve...but different valve (than the MVP). I have the report and the exacts, just don't feel like getting up to get them :} Was told about the same as you...mild,don't worry about it right now and tx-ing is fine with it. I think the MVP add's to the heart palps. I get now on tx. tho.
Avatar n tn Women have different symptoms with heart attacks and such. Since the pain has been lingering, you should be seen. Perhaps it's just some arthritis in the sternum but why take a chance. It's better to know for sure.
Avatar n tn A doctor in the ER said I have a heart murmur. I wore a heart monitor for 72 hours, only showing periods of bradycardia as low as 42 bpm. I am always very aware of my heart beating. Sometimes I will feel like my heart skips a beat, then I won't feel good for the rest of the day, sometimes lasting the next day also. It feels as if my heart is weak. I have also experienced some pain just left of my sternum, at about the 3rd intercostal space.
Avatar n tn Besides this, my sister has heart murmur and my daughter has heart murmur. 4. It is important to note that I discovered in research that also risk factors are diabetes and high blood pressure: diabetes in family tree. two aunts and two uncles, and grandmother have diabetes on mothers side of family. 4. On moms side, Mom, grandmother, two aunts and uncles (the same who has diabetes also have high blood pressure).
Avatar n tn but how those disorders can cause such symptoms in your circulation which impacts your heart. Most docs don't test for this and many are not all that familar with it. Hormones has a been impact on these disorders because of how it effects the blood and if you have these condtions.......i have both please read up on it just in case.
Avatar f tn I went to the doc for bronchitis 2 weeks ago and was incidentally also dx'd w/ a heart murmur, possible prolapse, so now I have to go through echo testing an such. I ave had chest pain for years, but due to my age, docs dismissed it as migraine related... (even though I have a family history of heart issues). I am only 31. Although, the doc thinks it could also be electrical issue, which I read can be rarely related to MS... 3.
Avatar n tn I have had palpitations/flutters in my heart since I was 16; I have been to so many doctors, in and out of the emergency rooms in fear I'm going into cardiac arrest; I cut caffeine out of my diet 3 years ago and cut back on smoking (1 pack a week). No matter what I do, I always get them in moments of stress, and in the past month or so, I get them when I'm laying on my sides or on my back while watching TV.
Avatar n tn did this test on me in the heart lab three times and all three times my heart went into spasms. now i take nitrates, carry nitro and take channel blockers. However, it is rare but i sure was surprised when i found out i had it. iam 42 i have had these symptoms for couple years the angina symptoms..this was jan when i was diagnoised and its now march, and it took that long to get the meds correct.
Avatar f tn The only real change has been the blook pressure meds and I am going to quit them in the hopes it will help. This thing with the heart in the throat fluttering is scaring me!
Avatar n tn I am interested in how did you symptoms start? I am having symptoms that my ep cardiologist say, probably just pvc's nothing to worry about. I am wearing a 30 day king of heart monitor to try and capture these events i am having. I get pains in the chest, rapid beats on and off and those miserable skips along with stomach issues.
Avatar n tn This is the first Web site I've found where there are people with the same symptoms that I have. I am a 32 year old male who lives in Seattle, WA. I have Thalassemia minor and suffer mainly from ongoing fatigue. I am ALWAYS tired, no matter how well I eat or what vitamins I take. Doctors tell me that I'm fine and "just need to avoid Iron and do some aerobic exercise." I would exercise if I had the energy to. It's comforting to see postings from people all over the world.
Avatar f tn I don't know if that's true, but I also know that when I was very ill before diagnosis and landed in the emergency room twice in a week due to heart palpitations, I felt fine after a couple of liters of electrolytes by IV -- until the bugs apparently used up all the available magnesium again (magnesium levels affect heart rate).
469720 tn?1388149949 One way of characterizing this population is to define those with 5% or more risk of heart attack in one year. In other words, in 10 years one out of two vulnerable patients will definitely experience a heart attack.
1490473 tn?1288396903 Hello, I'm a 35 yr old mother of 1 toddler. Happily married. Have always had a murmur, palpitations since teens. Past 7 years, have had episodes of racing heart or "more complicated" palpitations. Seems worse around menses. Had no major complaints until 1 year ago. I've had a mix of Sx's the past year- began w/ feeling sluggish. Followed w/ myriad of Sx's which overlap and come and go: Episodes of racing heart (170 bpm) at rest relieved with vagus nerve stimulus.
Avatar n tn I also have had a significant change in my BM, and mild diarherra everyday since this started. My heart symptoms seem to get better when my BM becomes more solid. Has anyone every heard of that? Those would be my two odd questions. I am so happy to have found this forum though. It is so comforting that other people have strange symptoms.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I can go months with none, other times I am having several a minute including other atrial arrhythmias like SVT. Ectopic beats are not deadly in a structurally normal heart. Even a lot of them. In fact, unless you're having thousands a day, most doctors won't even blink. You can be half insane with worry over something that is probably only hurting you in terms of your blood pressure (from the undue, unnecessary stress).
Avatar n tn Great-grandmother died in mid-40's; grandmother had 1st heart attack at 49; and mother had heart attack at 56. I am saying I have heart disease, but problem is standing up, pulse jumps 30 or more beats a minute. In walking around it goes even faster so end up with chest pains, shortness of breath, etc. I am unable to do much because of this problem and it is not due to anxiety. What could be causing chest pains, etc., if there is nothing wrong with my heart?