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Avatar n tn I happened to notice what I perceived as a very loud murmur in (i believe) the first heart sound over the region of the right atrium/tricuspid area, center of the chest and slightly to the left. It's only present though when my heart feels like it's overcompensating, it is very loud and there is an obvious lub-wooosh to be heard even with a $20 stethoscope.
Avatar n tn I have a mild regurgitation of the mitral and a moderate regurgitation of the aortic. I also have Lupus and a variant of marfan syndrome, with a high end aorta size. I get tired easily and out of breath doing chores. My ef is 55. How often is the recomendation of having an echo? And I am wondering if my valves leak because of the Lupus or the vairiant of marfan? My aorta has mild torisity. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Many murmurs are caused by variants of normal heart structure. This type of murmur would not make exercise dangerous. Some murmurs, however, indicate a valvular abnormality. These types of murmurs require further investigation. The good news is that an ultrasound of the heart (called an "echo", and similiar to the ultrasounds used to see babies in the uterus) can easily diagnose the source of almost all murmurs. Talk to your doctor about exercise, and good luck.
Avatar f tn 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.) People with known heart murmurs should get echo's of their hearts done, at least every 3 years (if they are asymptomatic) and annually if they have symptoms. Only a small percentage of heart murmurs ever need medical interventions and it normally improves with the ageing process.
Avatar n tn 2 years ago a doctor noticed a heartmurmur during a rutin check-up and sent me to a cardiologist for a ultrasound (echo) of the heart. The cardiologist told me that I had an innocent heartmurmur that had likely been caused by pregnancy and the fact that I had been anemic during my pregnancy. On the report it says I have: Trivial mitral regurgitation, trivial tricuspid regurgitation and trivial pulmonary insufficiency. He told me that I could have it rechecked in couple of years.
Avatar n tn i am 22 i was diagnosed with a heart murmur when i was fifteen after having my first child. the dr. said i have to get an antibiotic before giving birth or dental work or surgeries. since then i have had 2 more children. i also am a casual pot smoker. my heart feels like it beats faster and my chest discomfort seems worse after i smoke pot. will this kill me? is it the pot making my symptoms worse or my imagination?
491828 tn?1305323380 Also there is alot of variability in resting heart rates for example athletes sometimes have heart rate of 50 beats per minute whereas unfit people can be up around 80-100 beats per minute. If some of this seems to fit your description of things I recommend relaxation techniques or meditation. Or if it continues for the next week go to your doctor again and tell him this is what your feeling and he'll be able to make diagnosis.
Avatar f tn could a heart defect just happen or would this have been from birth because no other doctor but one, when she was sick, has said anything about a heart murmur. Can doctors be wrong about what kind of murmur they hear? I am scared and concerned. Please help!
Avatar f tn Do these symptoms correlate to my newly discovered heart murmur? She said the murmur wasn't that bad, as in she could only hear it on one side of my chest but checked and made sure she could hear it at least 3 times. Do you think an echo is necessary as it is kind of pricey and my deductible is high.
Avatar n tn If your cat was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a kitten he had a congenital problem. Congestive heart failure is also a congenital disease. Your cat had this problem from birth. The neutering procedure uses injectable anesthetics which are usually not cardiotoxic (toxic to the heart). However, any surgery is a stress to the body, and stress could have expiated the development of worsening symptoms, or it could have just been coincidental due to the timing of the surgery.
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 Is there anything I can do to help with the palps and with the heart murmur does it make them more serious? 6. Does a heart murmur shorten life span? 7. If some of the heart was not visable could there be a serious defect that they missed? 8. I am on Atenenol 12.5mg I was on 25mg but now cut in half, is it OK to cut in half and is it safe to go off of them or will that be bad?
Avatar f tn HI, I'm 23 years old and i was born with a heart murmur. I was told i had to stay for i "think" about a month in the hospital till it closed up. well i started having problems with it at about 9-10 years old. so i was taken to some doctor who said he was able to detect it. my dad informed the doctor i had gotten scarlet fever when i was a little younger, and so the doctor said that prob. caused it to open up again.
162489 tn?1189759431 Thanks for your comments. No the vet just said it sounded as though he had a slight heart murmur, she also said it could be a stress murmur. We were advised to go and get a heart ultrasound done.
Avatar n tn About 5 years ago I developed a heart murmur. My doctor ordered an echocardiogram at the recommendation of a cardiologist. The results were: ejection fraction of 65%, mild mitral valve regurgitation, mild mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve thickening. Now when I listen to my heart I can tell the murmur has gotten worse. My symptoms are hard to describe, but here goes. At times I can actually hear the murmur and feel my heart "squeezing" blood flow, almost like water from a sponge.
Avatar n tn My doctor told me that I might have a heart murmur. What is the average age of those that have heart murmurs? Does it vary? Because I am under 20. I was wondering if a echocardiogram is the same as a sonogram, and if the echocardiogram includes a doppler color flow add-o and a doppler echo exam.
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.
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 m tn Is the fact that I have palpitations and rapid heart beats sometimes almost a guarantee of a valve problem, or some other heart problem? Does anyone have these symptoms and have a healthy heart? I'm very nervous. I walk my dog everyday and I'm only about 10 pounds overweight. I am 24 years old.
Avatar f tn But common symptoms of a heart murmur are shortness of breath, swelling, cyanosis, dizziness, and fatigue. Palpitations has many underlying causes such as anxiety, caffeine, nicotine, stress, exercise, fever, hormones, thyroid issues, and several different medications. They are relatively common, and because it is oftened caused by external stimuli they are not serious. There would be no murmur.
1401138 tn?1280791865 Some heart murmurs may require follow-up tests to be sure the murmur isn't caused by a serious underlying heart condition. Treatment, if needed, is directed at the cause of your heart murmurs. There are four valves that have distinct sounds as blood flows into the heart, through, and out into circulation.
Avatar f tn I never had this before, It Happened few times in a month, I feel what it could an heart murmur; a turbulence around the heart area after each heartbeat, like whooshing noise, like if you were to flick one drum with a finger. It also seems that when I have this I can hear less the "dub lub" sound of the heart when beating. Happens after I exercise only, the first time that happened I was exerting quite a lot (running) as soon as I rest from the exercises, the murmur comes up.
Avatar n tn I have a 7yr. old Golden Retriever who was diagnosed three years ago with a "suspected heart murmur." This has now been confirmed, and the blood test result is in the "middle range" and the vet thinks it is a leaking heart valve. The dog is showing no symptoms whatsoever, and the vet suggests that it would be a good idea to start him on Vetmedin before he begins to show symptoms.
Avatar f tn He examined me and was concerned about the sound of my heart and said he heart what was a systolic heart murmur. He sent me for a chest X-ray, which I have had and am awaiting results. The cough has improved a little after four days of antibiotics but it's still wheezy and it hurts/aches to take in deep breaths on the right side of back just under my shoulder blades. So, I'm turning into a hypochondriac. Anyone know what this is???? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn I never had this before, It Happened few times in a month, I feel what it could an heart murmur; a turbulence around the heart area after each heartbeat, like whooshing noise, like if you were to flick one drum with a finger. It also seems that when I have this I can hear less the "dub lub" sound of the heart when beating. Happens after I exercise only, the first time that happened I was exerting quite a lot (running) as soon as I rest from the exercises, the murmur comes up.
Avatar f tn "Hi, my grandson who has gone for his regular check up has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. This a worry to us. Can anyone tell us what this is and what will have to be done. Thank you very much. " by dolfnlvr It depends. Heart murmurs occur when a valve does not close all the way and some blood can rush backward during a heart beat. It's called regurgitation (just like the regular regurgitation).
Avatar n tn Dear Rucnateb, I think an echocardiogram is an excellent idea, this test will help reassure you as to the cause of the murmur. A heart murmur is an abnormal sound caused by the turbulent flow of blood. This can be normal in some circumstances or caused by an abnormality in one of the heart valves. Your level of anxiety probably will not affect the results of the echocardiogram.
1077239 tn?1255836526 That surgery is possible, but very very risky because of his heart condition. There is only one very thin shred of hope I can think of, and that is a new anesthetic which is now being used on dogs. But this may be impossible, and the surgery may well still be too dangerous for your little one. However, take a look at a recent post, scroll down this page till you come to: "Update on Julie, my Poodle who has Cushings etc.
152159 tn?1200086054 When my daughter was about 10 years old, she came down with a severe case of gastroenteritis and developed a heart murmur. Because she was so dehydrated, I could hear the murmur without a stethoscope from ACROSS the room. It was as if she had a pigeon inside her chest; it was like a cooing sound. Scared the daylights outta me! Off to the doctor and she was admitted...Tests revealed a heart murmur which has been followed for over 10 years.
Avatar n tn It is not unusual to have heart murmur (some leakage of the heart valve), and almost always will not progress nor produce symptoms. The procedures you list for intervention involve vessel occlusions and not for a valve problem. If you have serious valve regurgitation (leakage) or stenosis (narrowing of the valve opening), it is likely you would be short of breath, chest pain, etc. There should me cause for concern based on the information you have given.