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A 45-year-old member asked:

Hollow chest cavity , racing heart rate, murmur. related?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease which in turn predisposes a person to supraventricular tachycardia. Your physician may give you an rx, but ask also about getting into really good aerobic shape to manage the svt -- generally this works great and may keep you off meds.

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