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Does A Repaced Ascending Aorta Cause A Systolic Murmur
Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done
No: You need an aortic ultrasound to determine if it is too large. A calcium score of the abdominal aorta is useless. A vest x-ray with abdominal view can tell you if you have a mildly ecstatic aorta or not but that is not harmful. If your doc is concerned the best test would be a stress test of your heart. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more
I was told I have soft systolic murmur in aorta area and referred to heart cardiology. What's gonna happen next? Very nervous. BP 150/90, 35yrs
Don't be nervous: soft systolic murmur is a very vague description given to you by your doctor. It could be something absolutely benign. If you're having symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or other cardiac symptoms AND you have a murmur, then perhaps there's more reason for concern. I'm sure your cardiologist will give you a good explanation and hopefully nothing serious. Be well! ...Read more
A friend has systolic murmur in the aorta, shortness of breath and chest pain. What do these mean?
Normal echo 18months ago. Now have systolic murmur over aorta and carotid bruit. Is it possible for damage to develop so quickly?could this be benign?
At your age it is unlikely the the carotid 'bruit' means anything is wrong. The murmur is hard to evaluate without further testing.
Non invasive eco testing could clear up most of your concerns and probably should be performed. ...Read more
Routine exam shows High BP 150/90, systolic murmur in aorta , hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, leukocytes 3+ and blood 1+ in urine. Should I worry? sick?
Cardiac auscultation identified an aortic systolic murmur no radiation, likely a flow murmur rather than stenosis of myopath what does this mean?
what we term a "FUNCTIONAL MURMUR" often heard in thin chested individuals NOT due to an obstruction (like STENOSIS) but WITHJN NORMAL LIMITS!)
Hope this is helpful!
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What is outlook for a patient with systolic murmur in the aortic area, shortness of breath and chest pain at effort?
Flow murmur: Ejection systolic murmur usually refers to a benign murmur caused by increased blood flow. In other words, this is a functional murmur and not caused by any valvular pathology. Common causes are increased heart rate, increased adrenergic tone (ie adrenaline), increase blood volume as in a pregnant state. More serious systolic murmurs indicate aortic stenosis, or outflow tract obstruction. ...Read more
2nf heart sounds: Second heart sounds with systolic murmurs are usually ejection clicks. ...Read more
Clarification: posterior wall fibrosis: i read it can be caused by certain muscular dystrophia's and can show a late systolic murmur? Ef is 70.
Heart issue: Based on the very limited information, it's essentially impossible to diagnose your condition. It looks like your ef is good, so your heart function is preserved. You will need to see a cardiologist in your area to discuss with him further work up. ...Read more
The late systolic murmur that can come with pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy, or duchennes md... What causes the murmur? Valve? Thanks.
What causes 2/6 systolic murmur. Normal s1 s2 (racepinephrine) no rubs or gallops. Is this likely innocent? History of childhood murmur and syncope. Im dizzy alot.
Although a 2/6: systolic murmur may be consistent with an innocent murmur, we cannot diagnose that on this platform. I would recommend that you see your own doctor or a cardiologist (heart specialist), especially since you are having symptoms, which may or may not be related to your heart (dizziness). I'm sure that in person, they can help diagnose you properly and help you feel well. ...Read more
Dr.Sevveg, Mod. Aortic Stenosis is new diangosis April 2014 found w Echo by New ♡Dr w poss mild hypokensis of Apex. No heart murmur April 2013, but YES rt side murmur in March '14 .Can D.M. cause it & Sob
Unlikely: Unlikely that DM caused AS. However DM does accelerate atherosclerotic and inflammatory process involved in plaque build up in coronary arteries and other vasculature which is a similar process involved in thickening and hardening of valves. SOB - shortness of breath needs to be worked up... Check with your doc... You will need stress testing... ...Read more
High blood pressure 150/90 and systolic murmur in arote area. Any relations? 35yrs. Was referred to heart cardiology. Any cause? What tests do I take?
Murmur: Murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow. High blood pressure can be associated with turbulent blood flow. Many other things also are associated. Discuss your situation with the cardiologist that you see. A history and exam are the first steps. The cardiologist can explain any additional testing that may be indicated for you. We have lots of possible tests depending on the infomation needed ...Read more
I recently had an echo done to determine the cause of a faint systolic murmur. The echo appeared to be normal, but my doctor mentioned that the report showed a little hypertension in my lungs. He did not seemed concerned and didn't refer me to a specialis
Echo: What you describe can be within the range of normal for an echo. Pulmonary hypertension is not normal but the measurement of PAP via echo, while very useful is not as accurate as catheter measured pressure. Discuss your situation with your Doc and ask for an explanation of your situation and why he did not seem concerned. ...Read more
Is GNC mens ripped Vitapak program (non stimulant) good for a 23 year old male with a slight heart murmur and bicuspid aorta?
I don't think so: After looking up the ingredients on GNC's website, I could not find a full ingredient list; therefore I cannot recommend it. Good luck. Go to a licensed professional, integrative medicine or naturopath, to find what's right for you. ...Read more
Had chest X-ray showed tortuous thoracic aorta. I know I have abnormal EKG also heart murmur. My father passed away at 54 sudden heart attack.?
See cardiologist: You may have a family history of cardiac disease and you have a heart murmur. All good reasons to see a cardiologist to assess your risk factors. It's a good idea to know what is causing the murmur. A tortuous aorta by itself may mean nothing. It can be cause by scoliosis or osteoporosis and loss of height. It often just needs to be followed. ...Read more
Get an Echo!: A 5 year child with a 2/6 systolic murmur could mean absolutely nothing, or could indicate a structural pathology within the heart. Many children have innocent or "flow" murmurs. So, a murmur is heard on auscultation, but there is no associated pathology. On the other hand, in a small subset of patients, a systolic murmur could signify a heart defect. An echo will differentiate between these 2. ...Read more
Heart disease: Mid-late systolic murmurs happen after the midpoint of systole. ...Read more
Subjective, but grading based on:
1: murmur is only audible on listening carefully for some time.
2: murmur faint but audible on placing the stethoscope on the chest.
3: loud murmur readily audible but with no palpable thrill.
4: loud murmur with a palpable thrill.
5: loud murmur with a palpable thrill. Audible with stethoscope rum just on chest
6. Audible with stethoscope off chest wall! ...Read more
5yo has 2/6 systolic murmur loudest at LLSB and radiating to the apex. Is this bad or dangerous? When does it go away?
Murmur: By the way you describe the murmur, has your child been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist? Many murmurs are benign in childhood and may resolve over time, others can be life long but not necessarily mean that any treatment is needed. And some need treatment or monitoring. Discuss this with your child's pediatrician and then a referral to a Peds cardiologist may be warranted for an ekg & echo. ...Read more
It depends: Systolic murmurs if due to lesions in valves of the heart - exercise may be detrimental. Hocm-hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy-should not be exercising. ...Read more
Depends: A systolic murmur describes turbulent blood flow during the systolic portion (where the ventricles push blood to the lungs and body) of the cardiac cycle. There are several causes of this, which range from trivial to more serious. You should speak with your md to determine the etiology of the murmur and then he/she can advise about exercise and exertion levels. ...Read more
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