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Heart Murmur Nose Bleed
13 yo had heart murmur 2 yrs ago otherwise healthy& active today had dental cleaning w bleeding should he take profilact abx? What to look out for?
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
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.
Unexpected noise: When you listen to the heart, the traditional lub-dup of the valves closing is what you expect to hear. When you hear an extra whooshing or vibratory sound it is usually of low intensity, so the "murmur" label is used. It can be murmur "good", or just part of the dynamic flow of blood. If it is murmur "bad", it represents a defect requiring special attention and care. ...Read more
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 more
They are graded 1-6: You might feel a really loud (6) murmur by putting your hand on your chest wall but you would not be able to feel a very soft murmur. You can have a murmur which is "innocent" and has no significance or you can have a murmur which is very forboding. A trained physician lnows how to interpret the significance of the sounds that he hears. A creaky floor night mean the building is about to fall or n ...Read more
None, really: A murmur is a sound from flow in the heart. It can come from a lot of reasons. Symptoms, or how you feel, depend on what is actually going on with your heart. Lots of murmurs are totally normal. When you see your doctor, start with how you are doing or feeling, and if there is any change from before. This will help in the interpretation of your physical signs, like a murmur (if any). Be well! ...Read more
Depends.: A murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow in the heart. Many murmurs are benign. Some are caused by valve disease. Ultimately, the consequences are from what caused the murmur. Valve disease can progress, but sometimes stabilizes for a long time. You should talk to a doctor to get a good history and physical. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you're dying with end-stage congestive heart failure (hopefully not), the murmur is not an issue. However, Xanax (alprazolam) and sleeping pills have additive sedative effects (with respiratory depression) and should not be used together, just as alcohol should also be avoided with their use. ...Read more
Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common.
Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more
Is it possible for IV fluid flush or liver damage post meloxicam overdose to cause a heart murmur?
No: The issues would be unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
My son is 14 and needs teeth cleaning. I was also told thathe has a heart murmur. Are antibiotics needed?
No.: According to the latest guideline from both american heart association and american dental association, any heart murmur alone does not need premedication prior to dental work. Even mitral valve relapse with regurgitation won't need antibiotic prophylaxis now. Study showed that unnecessary antibiotics before dental work gives you more risk than benefits. ...Read more
My 77 year old mother went to the cardiologist for a routine exam and he detected a heart murmur. Is this of concern?
Heart murmur: A heart murmur represents the backward flow of blood when a heart valve does not completely close. Murmurs are graded on location, intensity (scale of 1 to 6) and whether it occurs when the heart contracts (systole) or during heart relaxation (diastole). Let your doctor listen to the murmur. He/she then may decide to do an echocardiogram to further define the murmur. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sinus infection at urgent care. Dr said I have a benign heart murmur. How can he tell it is benign?
5wks pregnant. Have heart murmur/ectopic heart and copd. Will it be safe to exercise? History of 3 miscarriages and 1 live birth.
I sneezed yesterday and started feeling breathless and still do today is this a result of allergies my asthma or my heart murmur?
Allergies and asthma: Although some heart conditions that cause heart murmers can be associated with shortness of breath, the combination of sneezing and breathlessness is most likely to be due to a flar in your allergies and asthma, or due to a new upper respiratory infection. If using your allergy and asthma medications as instructed does not provide you with relief, or if new symptoms develop, schedule a visit. ...Read more
Why do I run out of breath while running :30seconds after starting? Could it be cause the heart murmur I was born with hasn't healed?
See your PCP: Lungs and heart need to be checked and other associated findings need to be looked for. ...Read more
When I was born, I was born with heart murmur. What are the consequences? Lately been having intense chest pains, with trouble breathing. Help?
Probably unrelated: Heart murmurs are relatively common in kids & the bad ones end up with lots of tests and treatments before school age. Most are innocent sounds of blood flow, or self healing problems. If you were not identified & treated as a heart problem as a kid, your chance of it being a problem at 21 are minimal. Most acute chest pain at your age is heartburn, You should clarify the issue through a visit/eval ...Read more
I have heart murmur and I sometimes feel my hear skip a beat and I get scared I went to Heart Specialist and did a Ekg and Echo came back good?
I recently found out that I have a heart murmur. Does this mean I have a heart problem? I also have had high blood pressure. I am not overweight.
Htn, heart murmur: Murmur does not necessarily mean heart problem. Needs workup. Htn needs evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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? I'm 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
I'm on a 20 week cardio waiting list for loud systolic heart murmur with symptoms (rapid hrt, nausea, breathless).Is it ok to wait this long? F, age 21.
Maybe: Try to see an internist sooner. If you were here on the us you could see one this week! ...Read more
My son (20 yr)was diagnosed w/ heart murmur (leaky valve).He drinks lots of RedBull in college. Lately complaining of chest pain. Could it be from Rdbul?
I have a heart murmur but my doctor told me it was extremely loud and protruding thorough my neck. I've been having palpalations and a fast heart rate?
Heart murmur: Heart murmur radiating to the neck generally indicates narrowing of the aorta. I suspect your doctor scheduled some follow up testing. Palpitations and a racing heart beat could be related if the heart is having difficulty pumping blood through a tight valve. It is important that you review any educational material provided by the doctor and proceed with the upcoming work-up. ...Read more
My doctor heard what she called a "slight heart murmur" and did a ekg which was normal. Now she's ordered me an Ecg and im so nervous! What's the diffe?
Echocardiography: Echo is ultrasound to visualize the heart valves and structure and further analyze the cause of murmur. EKG is does not visualize the heart but only analyze the heart rhythm and cannot diagnose the source of a murmer. Don't worry as hearing a murmer does not always mean a heart disease as some murmers are physiologic i.e normal. Good luck with the echo ...Read more
Can being born with a heart murmur that is considered normal with time, affect how beta blockers like atelonol and bystolic (nebivolol) affect your heart rythym?
No: It is unlikely that a "functional/innocent" murmur you are describing will affect your response to beta blockers. Every patient responds to new medications differently, so whatever response you are having is not likely from the previous murmur. ...Read more
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