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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

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

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


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What is a heart murmur and how does it affect my enlarged heart?

What is a heart murmur and how does it affect my enlarged heart?

Sound in the heart: When you hear blood flow through a competent or narrow hear valve, it is a heart murmur. It it is singificant, it can enalrge heart chambers due to excessive blood flow. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I was told i've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps ?

I was told i've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps ?

They could be: It would depend on which valve is involved with the murmur. Usually i try to put everything into one process but it's not always that way. The only way to tell is to look at the echo. Ask your doctor they should be able to put it all together for you. ...Read more

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How serious is a heart murmur?

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 more

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How do you treat a heart murmur?

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

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What to do about my heart murmur?

What to do about my heart murmur?

See a cardiologist.: Just see a cardiologist and he or she will tell you if there's anything that needs to be done. Could be fine, or could require attention. It's all in the details. ...Read more

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What does having a?Heart murmur mean?

What does having a?Heart murmur mean?

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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What does a slower heart murmur mean?

What does a slower heart murmur mean?

No idea: A heart murmur is the sound produce by turbulence as blood goes from one chamber of the heart to the next when the flow is not smooth. So it can be described as loud or soft,short or long but never "slow". You need to check if you have the right term . ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

None: Heart murmur is a finding on physical examination, not a diagnosis or a symptom. Heart murmur means that blood flow makes noise when listening to the chest. Heart murmurs can be due to normal blood flow or due to a heart problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more


Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

An enlarged heart is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can ...Read more