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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
Turbulent flow: When fluids flow smoothly, they make no noise (imagine a peaceful, quiet stream); when there is turbulence, they make noise (imagine a raging river). This is a murmur, turbulent flow through the heart, which makes noise. It can be associated with the valves, with various malformations within the heart. Many are benign (flow mumur in pregnancy) but some are bad (aortic stenosis). Talk 2 M.D. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common, not serious: Heart murmur is basically an extrasound is heard/generated when the heart pumps. Benign in medicine means not serious/not concerning. Probably about 60% of young children have some murmur during the first decade of life because of the rapid changes in the heart as they grow. So, if doc said benign heart murmur, that is something not to worry. If u are still concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 years ago I was told I had a heart murmur and then a year or so later was told it had gone. What is a murmur? And how did it just go away?
Depends on your age: About 40% of children have heart murmurs, most of which are normal sounds (functional or "innocent" murmurs) that come and go. Murmurs due to some types of heart malformations, such as ventricular septal defects, may also resolve over time. In adults, murmurs that go away may also be functional, especially during pregnancy, or due to anemia or other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Having a heart murmur, in most cases, is of no consequence since most murmurs are slight however, it will depend on the type of murmur an the strength of the murmur. See your doctor or cardiologist for confirmation of the seriousness of your specific murmur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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