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Dr. Mircea Petrina
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Heart Click (Overview)

Heart Click is a sound heard during auscultation of the heart. It would typically be the result of an abnormal condition of a heart valve such as in mitral valve prolapse, with mitral valve stenosis, or with pulmonic valve stenosis.


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What is a heart click?

What is a heart click?

Abnormal heart sound: Most commonly a click is a sound made by mitral valve prolapse.

Other causess would be an ejection click from aortic stenosis or pulmonary stenosis. ...Read more

Dr. Mircea Petrina
12 Doctors shared insights

Heart Click (Overview)

Heart Click is a sound heard during auscultation of the heart. It would typically be the result of an abnormal condition of a heart valve such as in mitral valve prolapse, with mitral valve stenosis, or with pulmonic valve stenosis.


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What does a "heart click" mean to you?

What does a "heart click" mean to you?

Just a sound: A heart click is one of the sounds associated with valve closing. Typically the mitral valve when it prolapses. Mitral valve prolapse varies in intensity and "meaning" from barely perceptible to completely disabling. What it means to you is a different story. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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What is a heart click?

Abnormal heart sound: Most commonly a click is a sound made by mitral valve prolapse.

Other causess would be an ejection click from aortic stenosis or pulmonary stenosis. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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What is a "heart click"?

What is a "heart click"?

A heart sound: The normal heart has usually 2 predominant sounds s1 and s2 (racepinephrine) which are the closing of the mitral and tricuspid valves and then closing of the aortic and pulmonary valves. A click is another sound often associated with the sudden opening of a stiff aortic or pulmonary valve. It is usually associated with a murmur. ...Read more

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What does a "heart click" mean to you?

Just a sound: A heart click is one of the sounds associated with valve closing. Typically the mitral valve when it prolapses. Mitral valve prolapse varies in intensity and "meaning" from barely perceptible to completely disabling. What it means to you is a different story. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What does a "heart click" usually mean?

What does a "heart click" usually mean?

Just a sound: A heart click is one of the sounds associated with valve closing. Typically the mitral valve when it prolapses. Mitral valve prolapse varies in intensity and "meaning" from barely perceptible to completely disabling. What it means to you is a different story. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Heart click?

What is the definition or description of: Heart click?

Heart Click: Heart Click is a sound heard during auscultation of the heart. It would typically be the result of an abnormal condition of a heart valve such as in mitral valve prolapse, with mitral valve stenosis, or with pulmonic valve stenosis. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a "heart click" mean?

Hello doctors, what does a "heart click" mean?

MVP: The classic finding is the mid systolic click. Mvp is sometimes called click-murmur syndrome. ...Read more

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Does a heart click indicate a potential heart problem?

It may: Some conditions like mitral valve prolapse my have mid systolic click and mitral stenosis may have click on beginning of diastole. ...Read more

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Is a heart murmur the same as a heart click?

Is a heart murmur the same as a heart click?

No, but: They are both potentially abnormal heart sounds. Both would prompt further investigation to detect any possible problems. ...Read more

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Could my heart "clicking" be a bad sign?

Could my heart "clicking" be a bad sign?

Could be: A "click" as heard with a stethoscope can be a sign of mitral valve prolapse (a non-ejection click) or of aortic valve disease, especially a bicuspid aortic valve (an ejection click). I don't think you could possibly hear this without a stethoscope. If you think you do, it's not coming from your heart. Exception: if you've had a valve replacement operation. ...Read more

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Shallow breath and sharp pain in left chest 2 inch top nipple. Comes and goes for about a month now. Heart beat feels weaker daily. Barely hold breathe anymore or walk my car without heavy. All tests normal heart lung Every. Click noise lump throwt?

Shallow breath and sharp pain in left chest 2 inch top nipple. Comes and goes for about a month now. Heart beat feels weaker daily. Barely hold breathe anymore or walk my car without heavy. All tests normal heart lung Every. Click noise lump throwt?

Pleurisy: Sometimes difficult to detect Best to go to pulmonary specialist for evaluation
Sometimes detected by CT of chest with pleural fluid and thickening
Chest X-rays sometimes negative
Make sure you have a Tuberculin skin test done and ANA
MANY TIMESIT IT IS VIRAL ...Read more

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I hear this sort of clicking noise near my heart, what could it be?

I hear this sort of clicking noise near my heart, what could it be?

Nothing: There should be no clicking, only time you hear clicks are when you've had valve surgery where they have replaced the valve with a metallic valve and other reason is if your valve has stiffened and you have a very sensitive ear. Check with your internist. ...Read more

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Woke up with my heart beating so fast it hurt. When it settled down, it started making these very audible clicking noises. Any ideas?

Woke up with my heart beating so fast it hurt. When it settled down, it started making these very audible clicking noises. Any ideas?

Atrial tachycardia: Elevated heart rate, or palpitations, can cause a range of symptoms. For someone your age, this is most likely a benign supraventricular tachycardia. This can be evaluated by a doctor putting you on a monitor for several days to see exactly what type of rhythm disturbance you have. There are some basic manuevers that may help relieve this uncomfortable sensation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be able to feel the click when one has MVP. I feel a clicking feeling when leaning forward and my heart rate has been higher.

Is it possible to be able to feel the click when one has MVP. I feel a clicking feeling when leaning forward and my heart rate has been higher.

MVP click?: I would not think that you would be able to feel the click of a mitral valve prolapse in the way that you were describing. I’m concerned that maybe the valve issue is more than simple mitral valve prolapse. Have you had an echocardiogram recently? If not, it might be worthwhile to repeat. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my heart beat sound like a click?

Could use expert help with why my heart beat sound like a click?

Heart Click.: Clicks are not normal. You need to get full physical exam and diagnostic work-up consult your phjysician. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I might have a double click on my heart, what does this mean for me?

My doctor thinks I might have a double click on my heart, what does this mean for me?

Valve issue.: I would presume this to mean that your doctor is hearing an abnormal click or noise that would be related to the movement of one or more of your heart valves. This may or may not have true medical significance, but should be clarified with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Click sound when heart beats it started just before 3 days, I didn't had it before. It started after riding bicycle. I'm 20 years old?

Click sound when heart beats it started just before 3 days, I didn't had it before. It started after riding bicycle. I'm 20 years old?

Mitral Valve Prolaps: A click is a heart sound classically associated with a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. Most people suffer no problems from this but others do, so it is important that you visit you doctor for an exam, especially if you want to continue with bicycling. It's probably best that you not engage in strenuous activity until you are evaluated. I hope that you can get back on your bike! ...Read more

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I have an extra click in my heart my dr said. I'm also prescribed adderal. I feel like my heart is always pounding and get a stab feeling in chest?

I have an extra click in my heart my dr said. I'm also prescribed adderal. I feel like my heart is always pounding and get a stab feeling in chest?

Important!: Please stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) immediately and contact your doctor about seeing a cardiologist. I don't know what you mean by "click" in the heart, but you may have a heart condition. If you have any heart conditions and take adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) this could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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I've been hearing my heartbeat in my head (sounds like a clicking or popping that goes with the rhythm of my heart). Should I be concerned?

I've been hearing my heartbeat in my head (sounds like a clicking or popping that goes with the rhythm of my heart). Should I be concerned?

Hearing Heartbeat: There is no danger in being able to hear ones heartbeat. Most of the time this occurs when laying down or getting ready to sleep. ...Read more

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Can you maybe explain what happened to me? Was shopping and in line heard a click in head and got dizzy and heart started beating. It scared me

Can you maybe explain what happened to me? Was shopping and in line heard a click in head and got dizzy and heart started beating. It scared me

Dehydrated: Could you have been dehydrated? Hypoglycemic? Did you feel panicky as if you just had to jump out of line and get away from all the people? Shortness of breath or feelings of impending doom in the store? You may benefit from a good physical examination. ...Read more