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Heart Murmur (Definition)

A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more


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Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Call 911: Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest, is always a red flag. If you have acute chest pain, regardless of its cause (heart burn , anxiety), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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Sometimes for no reason the muscles in my right arm start twitching for no reason i also have a heart murmur.

Sometimes for no reason the muscles in my right arm start twitching for no reason i also have a heart murmur.

Not related: A murmur is a sound, not a disease. It can indicate there s something going on, or nothing. Have your doctor address this. The arm twitch is certainly not related. ...Read more

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There inches of spine looks bruised but no trauma. Body numbness. Trouble talking, sometimes severe. Heart murmur. Recent synthetic cannabinoid binge?

There inches of spine looks bruised but no trauma. Body numbness. Trouble talking, sometimes severe. Heart murmur. Recent synthetic cannabinoid binge?

Varies: What you are describing could be from one thing or have a number of things contributing. I would present yourself to your local emergency room to be thoroughly evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur, during exercise I get jaw ache, shoulder and arm pain. I get shortness of breathe and dizzy. Better with rest but is repetitive?

I have a heart murmur, during exercise I get jaw ache, shoulder and arm pain. I get shortness of breathe and dizzy. Better with rest but is repetitive?

Report: Report your symptoms to your General Physician. Complete cardiac evaluation is in order. Referral to Cardiologist may be required. Do not exercise until you are screened. ...Read more

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I've been having weakness in lower legs to ankles & forearm to wrist for a week. Any idea what this could be? Heart murmur, split s2, taking toprol (metoprolol).

I've been having weakness in lower legs to ankles & forearm to wrist for a week. Any idea what this could be? Heart murmur,  split s2, taking toprol (metoprolol).

Atrial septal defect: ASD is frequently associated with a fixed split S2 (racepinephrine). This would explain the heart murmur which may present as an increased flow murmur across the pulmonic valve and the split S2 (racepinephrine) ...Read more

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If I have a heart murmur does that mean i can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

If I have a heart murmur does that mean i can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

Depends: On why you have the murmur. In simple terms a murmur is some type of abnormal flow across a heart valve. It's either too tight a hole or too loose a hole. An echocardiogram can help measure the problem . Many murmurs are called innocent. That is there is an abnormal sound, but the appearance of the valves on echocardiogram are normal. ...Read more

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Heart murmur just below the left clavicle and pointed P waves 3-3.5 mm on ECG causes?

Heart murmur just below the left clavicle and pointed P waves 3-3.5 mm on ECG causes?

Question: What you describe is quite nonspecific. A pulmonary murmur with peaked p waves of right ventricular load/right atrial enlargement would fit this but so could multiple other things. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp stinging pains in my heart & pain on left side of head? Blood tests are ok & i also have a heart murmur.

Not your heart: It's probably not your heart -- but stress that causes chest wall strain and tension in the neck that causes your headaches -- you need to relax and do some exercise -- but if persisted, go see your doctor -- and it has nothing to do with your heart murmur. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain radiating to the left side of my chest, shortness of breath, and lightheadness. Could these be related to my heart murmur?

I'm having chest pain radiating to the left side of my chest, shortness of breath, and lightheadness. Could these be related to my heart murmur?

Heart murmur: Simple answer YES! You must see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. If you need to wait to see your doctor please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should go well. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur and today I got a pain out of nowhere on my left side on my breast some where in that area and I twitch. What is that? Im scared

I have a heart murmur and today I got a pain out of nowhere on my left side on my breast some where in that area and I twitch. What is that? Im scared

The vast majority: Of heart murmurs are innocent, meaning they are the sounds your heart makes when blood travels through it. It sounds like you are quite anxious. If you are worried, your doctor can check an EKG. ...Read more

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What causes the type of acute breathlessness where it hurts when breathing in and during expiration? The chest is clear, BP & HRT rate fine, heart murmur upper left & central chest.

What causes the type of acute breathlessness where it hurts when breathing in and during expiration? The chest is clear, BP & HRT rate fine, heart murmur upper left & central chest.

See your provider: This is usually due to irritation of the lung lining or to irritation of the nerve along the rib. In any case there are many potential causes for both of these. Most causes are quite benign but some are serious. You should see your provider to obtain a complete assessment for this. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and i have been breathless for the past yr & its gotten worse. The end of each breath is shallow and hurts at rest & exercise. ECG shows pointed & tall P wave & upper left heart murmur causes?

I'm 19 and i have been breathless for the past yr & its gotten worse. The end of each breath is shallow and hurts at rest & exercise. ECG shows pointed & tall P wave & upper left heart murmur causes?

Pulm V. Stenosis?: Normal heart has RT & Left Side. The RT normally has low pressures, Lft has higher pressure. Tall peaked P wave suggests RT side has higher than nl pressure. Echo may show problem if a narrow heart valve. If not, further studies necessary (Card CTA or cath). Since U are quite symptomatic U need definitive diagnosis. Valve or other structural abn can be fixed. Other poss may need treatment only. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur loudest in the upper left area-rough sound between s1 and s2 (racepinephrine) and it becomes clearer when i exercise and feel breathless. my latest ecgs had P waves pointed aver. 3mm tall causes?

I have a heart murmur loudest in the upper left area-rough sound between s1 and s2 (racepinephrine) and it becomes clearer when i exercise and feel breathless. my latest ecgs had P waves pointed aver. 3mm tall causes?

You had an echo...: What did it show? Possibly a bicuspid aortic valve instead of the typical trileaflet aortic valve? Any hypertrophic changes in the ventricle near the outflow tract? Enlarged atria? Elevated RV pressure? I'd be interested in details. Murmurs can fool even the best cardiologists, and the reaction of the murmur to maneuvers isn't included. Echo is the definitive test to characterize murmur origins. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in chest right below left breast comes and goes I have no heart problems except heart murmur whar could cause this?

I have a burning sensation in chest right below left breast comes and goes I have no heart problems except heart murmur whar could cause this?

Costochondritis: Hi! there are several things that could cause similar symptoms. It could simply be inflammation of the skin (rash?) or of the cartiliage which joins the ribs to the sternum which is called costochondritis and sometimes responds well to Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). If so, usually goes away on its own after awhile. Good luck! dr b. ...Read more

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ECHO: Normal Left ventricular size + wall thickness and wall motion, Normal biventricular systolic function, Mild MVP w/ trace regurgitation, EF 67%, RV systolic pressure 16mmHg, mild heart murmur. No symptoms. Help! Is this normal?

ECHO: Normal Left ventricular size + wall thickness and wall motion, Normal biventricular systolic function, Mild MVP w/ trace regurgitation, EF 67%, RV systolic pressure 16mmHg, mild heart murmur. No symptoms. Help! Is this normal?

MVP: Your echocardiogram is not perfectly normal as it shows mild mitral valve prolapse. All other parameters are normal. MVP is very common and very often causes no problems. Nevertheless I recommend periodic follow-up by a cardiologist as the mvp can worsen, cause atrial arrhythmias and atypical chest discomfort. Very often a click can be heard on stethoscope examination of the heart. ...Read more