Heart murmur symptoms in women

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469720 tn?1388146349 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
Avatar n tn Of course you can have pain and a murmur. A murmur in and of itself does not create pain. However thousands of women have murmurs for a lifetime and develop no further problems. Yes. people can have other cardiac related issues that will cause pain, but in terms of making a differential diagnosis, pain is not a defining issue in diagnosing a murmur.
Avatar f tn Hello, Murmurs reflecting normal heart function can be heard in young people, in thin individuals and in pregnant women. Patients with anemia or an overactive thyroid may have a murmur due to the dynamic circulation. So get your hemoglobin levels, thyroid function tests and an ECHO heart done to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
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 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 f tn Doctors told me I have a heart murmur anyone have that or know if it's bad ?
284738 tn?1283106819 A heart murmur can be something that is developed, and or born with but not noticeable enough to catch until later on in life. A Heart Murmur is something that generally fixes itself as time goes by. My husband had one at 4 months of age, and it closed by the time he was 2 years old, and hasn't had any complications from it.
Avatar f tn Its normal in pregnant women . I had one when i was borned , it went away n is back now. They will do a EKG on u to make sure everythin is ok. It wont put ur baby at any risk n it doesnt mean the baby will have one when its borned...atleat dats everythin my doctor told me .
Avatar n tn Left ventricular systolic function is normal with an ER of 55-60% Left ventricular size is normal. Left atrium is normal in size and function. Mitral valve is normal. Mild mitral regurgitation is present. Aortic valve is trileaflet and appears structurally normal. Mild tricuspid regurgitation is present. About a month after the miscarriage, no murmur was heard during my normal exam. I am now pregnant again and the murmur is back.
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 f tn I'm 25 I was diagnosed with a heart murmur when I was 3.I never had symtpoms till now I feel tierd all the time and the other day I was playing basketball and my heart started beating fast and I ran out of breath it took me a while to catch my breath again.
Avatar n tn Left ventricular systolic function is normal with an ER of 55-60% Left ventricular size is normal. Left atrium is normal in size and function. Mitral valve is normal. Mild mitral regurgitation is present. Aortic valve is trileaflet and appears structurally normal. Mild tricuspid regurgitation is present. About a month after the miscarriage, no murmur was heard during my normal exam. I am now pregnant again (May 08) and the murmur is back.
Avatar m tn Well, I figure I should just keep on writing.... My daughter was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur that gets better upon standing but is significant when lying down. She is 3 years and 5 months old and has never been diagnosed with this in the past. She also doesn't seem to get overly tired when playing. I'm kind of freaking out about it.
Avatar n tn A Functional Murmur is an innocent murmur, where an organic murmur is often pathological, and indicates the blood is having difficulty getting through the heart or that the heart muscle itself is beating in an unusual way. Your pediatrician should be able to identify a functional murmur, where a pathological murmur would require a cardiac specialist to determine it's cause and severity.
Avatar f tn The doctor heard a heart murmur and I have another apt in a week to get it evaluated. I have been doing a lot of research online and I found a lot of info but what I keep finding that in adults, a new murmur is likely to be abnormal. I have been trying to find statistical information to see if I am likely to have an innocent murmur or an abnormal murmur. I am 30 years old, and I have no health problems. Only migraines that I recently started having.
Avatar n tn _ Dear Katie: You are describing a systolic murmur. During pregnancy, in you women, the increased blood flow often given these murmurs. They are called flow murmurs, vary with position and respiration, cause no problems and require no treatment. Less often, a systolic murmur can reflect abnormal blood flow patterns due to heart wall defects ("hole in the heart") or heart valve issues (mitral valve prolpase is a common condition in healthy young women).
Avatar n tn last visit gave us changes...we were told my son had dilated aortic root, significant murmur,enlarged heart...not real clear if murmur is new or risidual murmur from patches..is there reason to be concerned...my son has been very tired recently and had pale gray color..says he has son chest pain occasionally..
Avatar f tn I don't know what they mean by abnormal QRS based on the settings in the machine? An abnormal QRS could have many underlying causes including heart block. Also, the murmur is a sound, but the severity of the murmur isn't listed. You don't say if you have any symptoms. You are dealing with the weight issue, but the stress is just as high in risk.
Avatar f tn Chris had open heart surgery when he was 3 months and is now 4 1/2 years old. he still has a 1/6-2/6 murmur but is an innocent murmur now. just a word of caution. fevers and running can cause the murmur to be louder so let say your ittle one has a grade 1/6 murmur and he gets sick and your doctor says he can hear a grade 2/6 murmur please don't worry like I freaked. no one told me fevers can cause the murmur to be louder.
Avatar n tn ALL babies are born with a heart murmur caused by a hole in the heart which usually closes up on it's own during the first year of life. Those types of murmurs are called Functional Murmurs and are nothing to be concerned about. Some babies have structure problems with the heart where different types of murmurs can be heard; those babies often times require surgery. The doctor is the best judge on whether or not the problem cna 'wait' or needs immediate attention.
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 she said just to keep an eye out for symptoms and she will listen to his heart when he comes in for routine shots, etc. as i said, my dog is very active and has absolutely no symptoms of a murmur. here are my questions: is a wait and see approach ok for something like this if he has no symptoms? would he need heart medication if he has no symptoms? are heart murmurs ever misdiagnosed by a veterinarian (saying he has one when he does not)?
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Avatar n tn t related to her vomiting, although, heart failure related to valvular heart disease can cause abdominal symptoms. I would recommend getting a cardiology consultation and obtaining and echocardiogram. The vomiting should be worked up by a gastroenterologist.
Avatar n tn Two week old infant girl diagnosed with a heart murmur. Eats and sleeps well, not in distress, examined by pediatric cardiologist and reassured should take care of itself within 6-8 months, but vomiting (not just spitting up) and losing weight. Need information regarding heart murmur and possible treatment.