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Enlarged Heart Murmur
33 y/o athletic male with chest pains that go away with excessive water intake, an enlarged heart and heart murmur since the age of 8, occasionally feels as if his veins are on fire, and at times will have visibly protruding veins. What could be the cause
Mgt: There are several cardiac conditions that can cause an enlarged heart ,and some appear to have a genetic association. I would recommend having an EKG and a visit with your cardiologist as soon as possible. If you are experiencing chest pain currently, the ED is available to treat you immediately. ...Read more
I've had a heart murmur since birth, along with chest pains. Could this be the result of an enlarged heart now? No one knows what is causing my pain.
It could -: You may have congenital heart defects 'hole in your heart' that could cause cardiac enlargement and irregular heart beats or mitral prolapse syndrome with mitral regurgitation (irregular and backflow that can cause cardiac enlargement and arrhythmia as well) -- please talk to your doctor or see another cardiologist for more evaluation and other treatment options -. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told i've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps ?
Depends: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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