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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 second-hand 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. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as 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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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