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Chihuahua Heart Murmur Symptoms
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
Variable: Mvp can lead to mitral regurgitation and this causes a murmur. Symptoms are variable, depending on the severity. Mvp most commonly is asymptomatic but sometimes causes palpitations. If you are having any symptoms, you should have an echocardiogram to evaluate the valve and severity. ...Read more
None, really: A murmur is a sound from flow in the heart. It can come from a lot of reasons. Symptoms, or how you feel, depend on what is actually going on with your heart. Lots of murmurs are totally normal. When you see your doctor, start with how you are doing or feeling, and if there is any change from before. This will help in the interpretation of your physical signs, like a murmur (if any). Be well! ...Read more
What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should I be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?
A murmur is simply a sound coming from the heart. It could mean nothing or be very serious and require treatment and follow -up.
See a cardiologist and get an echocadiogram with doppler of your heart. This will tell the story. And you will know exactly what you need to do if anything.
Don't wait! ...Read more
I have a loud systolic heart murmur best heard in right intercostal space. I have other heart related symptoms. Wud this indicate a valve or hole issue?
I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?
Symptoms of shortness of breath when you think about it, and need for yawning is unlikely to be a significant problem. I would focus upon good rest and exercise and reassess.
Heart murmurs are wide and varied, and if related to shortness of breath is usually activity related. If you do have activity related shortness of breath, then you should have this reviewed with a cardiologist. ...Read more
I'm on a 20 week cardio waiting list for loud systolic heart murmur with symptoms (rapid hrt, nausea, breathless).Is it ok to wait this long? F, age 21.
Maybe: Try to see an internist sooner. If you were here on the us you could see one this week! ...Read more
Doctors hear his (age27)heart murmur. But EKG and hearth ultrasound are normal. He hasno symptoms. Should we concern? What are the risks and causes ofhm?
No concern: Work up sounds normal by your description. No further evaluation is needed. No cause for concern. ...Read more
I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?
Got Echocardiogram done due to a heart murmur. Echo shows Mild MVP w/ Trace regurgitation, EF 67%, no symptoms. HELP! Is this really bad? PCP says its common in young thin women. Just need yearly echo to follow up. Can I still drink coffee?
Yes and its not bad: The doctor is correct this is common, very common to find MVP and trace regard, What it means is what you heart contracts the mitral valve leafs kind of bend backwards and open a little allowing a small amount of blood to flow backwards. Some patients feel palpitations, or have irregular heart bats that when worked up we find the MVP. You can drink coffee just in moderation ...Read more
ECHO: Normal Left ventricular size + wall thickness and wall motion, Normal biventricular systolic function, Mild MVP w/ trace regurgitation, EF 67%, RV systolic pressure 16mmHg, mild heart murmur. No symptoms. Help! Is this normal?
MVP: Your echocardiogram is not perfectly normal as it shows mild mitral valve prolapse. All other parameters are normal. MVP is very common and very often causes no problems. Nevertheless I recommend periodic follow-up by a cardiologist as the mvp can worsen, cause atrial arrhythmias and atypical chest discomfort. Very often a click can be heard on stethoscope examination of the heart. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ heart murmur, symptoms im having; rapid heart beat shortness of breath chest pains dizzyness numbness of hands&feet;should I go to the er?
Symptoms: With those symptoms ought to get checked out and see what's going on. ...Read more
I am experiencing high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, . 5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?
Meth: Continuing w/meth will only make things worse. You have good change to reverse many of your symptoms when you stop. Your symptoms are like a sneeze when you have a cold, not the underlying issue, which is meth. Please do get health ASAP. Start w/seeing your doctor for safety sake and referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Most heart murmurs are benign. Functional murmurs are those that relate to turbulent flow through normal valves. Anyone of us can have a murmur.
Some murmurs are related to mild or moderate leaking across valves and do not need any immediate attention. However, other murmurs are more serious and related to serious narorwing or leaking of valves. Some relate to holes in heart such as vsd's. ...Read more
It varies: A heart murmur is simply an extra sound coming from the heart. It does not necessarily mean there is a problem to treat. In fact, most children with heart murmurs have no heart disease at all. These are known as "innocent" murmurs. When the murmur is related to heart disease, the treatment depends upon the cause of the murmur ranging from observation to medications to catheter or surgical therapy. ...Read more
Turbulent flow: The most specific meaning is turbulent blood flow from the "rooms" of the heart (the chambers) through the "doors" (the valves). Many causes exist. The can be from problems or changes in the valves or heart, or from things that effect the blood flow (anemia, exercise, dehydration).Some causes are benign (flow murmur, sometimes prolapse, venous hum), sometimes more serious like valve failure or blockage. ...Read more
Depends: There are many different types of murmurs, not all are a problem. A good physical may be all that is needed. Other testing such as echocardiograhy can be very helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more
Heart murmur: A heart murmur is sound produced by an abnormal heart structure. Pansystolic murmur is one which continues throughout the whole heart contraction phase. The commonest pansystolic murmur is mitral insufficiency, others are ventricular septal defect and tricuspid insufficiency. There are others less common. ...Read more
A murmur is: Produced as a result if turbulent blood flow sufficient to produce audible sound hear by stethoscope. A murmur can be physiologic or pathologic. Most common cause is narrowing and/or leaking valves. Physical exam and auscultation in combination with echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more
Heart Murmur: 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, or patent ductus arteriosus. ...Read more
Too vague: A murmur is a sound your provider hears through a stethoscope, and may me associated with a normal heart. If the murmur is related to valve pathology, the severity of the condition will have to be evaluated and followed, usually with an echocardiogram. If the valve condition is severe and produces symptoms, or changes in the hearts function, repair or replacement of the valve may be needed. ...Read more
That depends on what: The cause of the murmur is. Check this site for standards for various causes for murmurs: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart. Htm. ...Read more
Nope: The right bundle branch block would just cause the right ventricle to contract a little later than normal. If you have a murmur, it must be unrelated. Many murmurs are completely benign -- a good cardiologist can tell you the cause of your murmur and whether or not it is of concern. ...Read more
Meningitis is an: inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. This can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Heart murmur is a sound made by the flow of blood through the heart and through the valves. There is nothing about meningitis that will CAUSE a heart murmur. Sometimes the bacteria responsible for the Meningitis can infect the heart and cause damage which will result in a murmur but this is rare. ...Read more
Sometimes: Heart murmurs are a result of turbulent blood flow through the heart. If the volume and velocity of the blood are high enough, and the chest wall is thin enough, sometimes (but rarely), a murmur can be heard without a stethoscope. ...Read more
Yes, its common: Yes, its very common for young kids to have slight heart murmurs. Most often they are called stills murmurs or innocent murmurs and are heard simply becausea child is small and thin and the wooshing sound of the blood in the heart is easily heard. There could be something wrong and it should be evaulated by your doctor, but most heart murmurs in kids are benign. ...Read more