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I have many abscess teeth for about 15 years this has cause a heart murmur been on antibiotics for 6 years i don't want to die but no one will help ?

I have many abscess teeth for about 15 years  this has cause a heart murmur been on antibiotics for 6 years i don't want to die but no one will help ?

Help yourself: You must take better care of yourself. Help must begin with your own willingness to care, seek proper medical treatment and follow advice and instructions. A teaching hospital with a dental department should be able to provide you with excellent medical and dental care. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Diagnosed with sinus infection at urgent care. Dr said i have a benign heart murmur. How can he tell it is benign?

Diagnosed with sinus infection at urgent care.  Dr said i have a benign heart murmur.  How can he tell it is benign?

Make sure what it is: See your family doctor first , or a cardiologist to find out what you have , by clinical examination if needed echocardiogram once your sinus condition clears. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and needs teeth cleaning. I was also told thathe has a heart murmur. Are antibiotics needed?

My son is 14 and needs teeth cleaning. I was also told thathe has a heart murmur. Are antibiotics needed?

No.: According to the latest guideline from both american heart association and american dental association, any heart murmur alone does not need premedication prior to dental work. Even mitral valve relapse with regurgitation won't need antibiotic prophylaxis now. Study showed that unnecessary antibiotics before dental work gives you more risk than benefits. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart murmur to suddenly get worse?

What can cause a heart murmur to suddenly get worse?

THE HEART VALVE: Creating the murmur has become thicker or less mobile or more floppy. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause a heart murmur?

How does anxiety cause a heart murmur?

Faster blood flow: Anxiety can increase heart rate. That sometimes produces a benign "flow murmur". It's not significant, but new murmurs need to be checked out -- and perhaps even more importantly, anxiety needs to be assessed and effectively managed. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Can pregnancy cause a heart murmur?

Yes: Blood volume increases during pregnancy and a pregnant woman can develop a "flow"/innocent murmur assuming she has a structurally normal heart. If she has any structural abnormalities, then some murmurs may become more apparent. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a seizure cause a heart murmur to get worse?

It could be possible that a seizure cause a heart murmur to get worse?

During or after?: Theoretically it could make murmur worse during if hypertension results but in general...No. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a rbbb (right bundle branch block) cause a heart murmur?

Would it be possible that a rbbb (right bundle branch block) cause a heart murmur?

No: A rbbb is a pattern seen in the ECG where the electrical impulse is delay or interrupted as it spread along the heart. Prevalence increase with age. At 80 y/o close to 10% people can have it. Somewhat benign but an evaluation need to be done to r/o heart and lung conditions. Conditions like copd, cad, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and other structural heart conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

Heart murmurs are clinical findings in which a physician hears a murmur (a sound caused by the flowing and turbulence of blood) during the physical exam of a patient. Murmurs occur due abnormalities in the valves of the heart ...Read more