A 24-year-old female asked:
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i have mctd and been having high bp for over a month i was just told by a e.r doc that he heard a murmur should i see a cardiologist ?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: I think it would be reasonable considering the high blood pressure and the murmur but your primary could see you first and do a workup as well and refer to cardiology if it is something he or she cannot manage.
Answered on May 17, 2013
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It will be helpful to do an echocardiogram. Connective disorders can cause cardiac valvular insufficiency or cardiomyopathies or anemia which could lead to murmurs.
Answered on May 17, 2013

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