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Is a heart murmur still a big deal for joining the military

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem. A heart murmur is a sort of "squirting" sound that can be heard when listening to the heart with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Depends on the reason for the sound (murmur). A murmur is not a diagnosis, it is a sound you hear with a stethoscope. Ask your doctor if it is an inno ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Cause?: That question can't be answered without knowing the cause of the murmur. "Murmur" just means a sound that we hear - it can be caused by many things in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
The only sure way : To find out if you still have a heart murmur and if it is something to worry about since you are now having shortness of breath is to see your physic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
A heart murmur...: ....Is an extra sound the heart makes, nothing more. Sometimes it means something is wrong (like a hole), and other times it does not. Children may ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Shunt: Arm shunts are put in to facilitate dialysis.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Death in Surgery: Because the number one complication in surgery is unexpected cardiac events. Your surgeon will need to know the extent of your history and get a sense ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Heart attack : Unlikely but possible.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Fluid requirements: I would not characterize this as a struggle between specialties. What you may have heard is a debate about fluid requirements for critically ill pati ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Cardiology jargon: In describing the coronary artery anatomy, we use the term "system" to describe an artery and its associated small branches. The PDA is most commonly ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
43 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: You are fine to continue your exercises.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Marathon: First, get a complete cardiac check up by your physician. If all is well, then go ahead with preparation for the marathon run. Good luck !
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A male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Totally different: Both very rewarding, but different. PT will be patient tx ,teaching,administration. PA will be same, but many different specialties to choose from. Yo ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypercapnia: Treatment for hypercapnia depends upon its severity, and starts with addressing the underlying cause. If this is ineffective, additional treatment may ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
So, : So, the short answer is, "yes", such procedures are done for folks who have significant functional impairment. The longer answer is that this can be a ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Needless: If worried c ur provider and if symptoms point 2 a problem, then investigate it, otherwise save $57 usd.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonella Quattromani
38 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Skip beats: How do you know it stopped? Were u wearing a monitor? If you just felt a skip and a pause that was probably a skip beat colled premature contraction ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Monica Wood
27 years experience in Hand Surgery
That : That is a lot for someone to go through and it is remarkable that he survived such a severe infection! there are a number of things that can happen, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Specifics?: Check the following site to determine if your specific condition is disqualifying: http://www.Military.Com/join-armed-forces/disqualifiers-medical-co ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: I would let them know it makes you uncomfortable.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Be seen: I would not recommend that a heart transplant patient get any procedures done that are elective due to the possibility of your impaired immune system ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Yes: Don't give up. My wife was in the ICU on life support for 4 months and survived.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Poor oxygen delivery: At birth the lungs are required for delivering oxygen to the body. The blood normally flows from the right side of the heart to the lungs to the left ... Read More
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