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Can the heart murmur from aortic stenosis come and go?

Can the heart murmur from aortic stenosis come and go?

Variance: A murmur intensity can be altered by different states such as by fluid status, tachycardia, bradycardia, standing, squatting, hand grip tightness, or by bearing down (Valsalva maneuver). The assessment of a murmur may be variable to a degree, such as from a nurse practitioner vs a cardiologist. Some professionals use electronic stethoscopes, so care is done to ensure careful assessment.

Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

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


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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

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...

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Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?

Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?

Need more info: Not sure what you mean by lack of oxygen to the heart. I also need to know how severe the pulmonic stenosis is and whether the pressures are increased on the right side of the heart

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Is GNC mens ripped Vitapak program (non stimulant) good for a 23 year old male with a slight heart murmur and bicuspid aorta?

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.

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Can you join the military with aortic stenosis murmur?

Unlikely: If you have aortic stenosis, your exercise capacity will be somewhat limited (depending on the degree of stenosis), so it's unlikely you will be able to join the military.

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How are aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur different?

Mitral regurgitation: Mr murmur is an early systolic, holosystolic, or also referred to as blowing systolic murmur best heard over the apex radiating to the left axilla. Aortic stenosis is an ejection systolic murmur best heard over the right upper stern all border, radiating to the neck, and there may be an ejection systolic click heard over same area and apex.

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What are the differences between aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur?

What are the differences between aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur?

Multiple: The pitch is different. Also, each is better heard in a different location in the chest, and the duration of the murmur during the cardiac cycle are different.

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What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a ?Mitral regurgitation murmur?

What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a ?Mitral regurgitation murmur?

Sound: Typically tonal quality and location. I don't normally defer to the web but there are some great valve sound resources on the web, check them out for a detailed explaination.

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Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Depends: Both vary separately and as a pair in their impact on the heart and circulatory system, from minimal to life threatening.

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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve.

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With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis

Unknown: There is no real answer to this, impossible to predict. It is a really important question. I empower you to have open discussions with your mds. Better question how long will my valve last? What is the risk of my next operation?

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I have severe aortic stenosis- (.9) but no symptoms. Do I just sit around and just wait until I get sick, deve!op pain, or have a heart attack?

I have severe aortic stenosis- (.9) but no symptoms. Do I just sit around and just wait until I get sick, deve!op pain, or have a heart attack?

Aortic stenosis: Please see a cardiologist who will follow your situation w/periodic echo-cardiograms and other ways to measure things. Peace and good health.

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I have aortic stenosis and will be have open heart done soon--is this safe?

I have aortic stenosis and will be have open heart done soon--is this safe?

Yes: The risk of major complications related to this procedure should be less than 5%. Recovery should be less than 5 days. The procedure can also be performed with minimally invasive, small incision techniques.

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Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?

Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?

Sounds very serious.: Your cardiologist should appeal to your insurance company. Your case is very unusual because of previous chest wall radiation. Prognosis without procedure depends on aortic valve area, pressure gradient, native myocardium, and a lot of other factors. You need to ask your cardiologist.

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I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

More complicated: NIDDM is associated with coronary artery disease, not aortic stenosis alone. You don't mention how long you had aortic stnosis, but if it has been recent, it may be due to changes atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) associated with NIDDM. There is a big discussion whether asthma is associated with atherosclerosis.

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84 yrs known case of do HTn ckd has aortic stenosis for heart cathiteraization His last creatinine 2.3 what is the risk for dialysis after prucedure?

84 yrs known case of do HTn ckd has aortic stenosis for heart cathiteraization His last creatinine 2.3 what is the risk for dialysis after prucedure?

Possible: The creatinine that you have mentioned in the age of the individual has the possibility of getting worse after the angiogram however current interventions typically do not allow that to occur sufficiently enough to need dialysis

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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Not Typically: This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected. It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery.

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If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

Aortic Stenosis: With or without anemia aortic stenosis is bad and if it is truly symptomatic should be treated. Anemia should be evaluated. If your usual level of exercise is causing symptoms see a cardiologist. You need an operation!

Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

The abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. Progressive narrowing of the aortic valve means the heart must work harder to contract and "squeeze" the blood through a smaller and smaller outflow orifice. This will eventually cause symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, ...Read more


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more