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Dr. Barton Cook
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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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I have heavy feeling in my chest. I have chest pains that come in sequence w my heart beat it seems. Could this be a URI or heart disease?

I have  heavy feeling in my chest. I have chest pains that come in sequence w my heart beat it seems.  Could this be a URI or heart disease?

See doctor!: You need an evaluation by a doctor asap! go to the er or call 911. Chest heaviness could be a heart attack, until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Sister had heart attack at 36 I have had normal ekgs, stress test, and IMT test but have a slight heart murmur. Have chest pain on and off is it heart?

Sister had heart attack at 36 I have had normal ekgs, stress test, and IMT test but have a slight heart murmur. Have chest pain on and off is it heart?

Risk higher: if you have family history of an early heart attack, you are at a higher risk of developing Coronory artery disease - which manifests acutely as what we know as" heart attack". Important to have a Cardiologsit and someone who knows about your test results (lipid levels, echocardiograms) can better weigh in on your answer. Remember to - eat healthy, NO SMOKING, exercise. ...Read more

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Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and havent heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and havent heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Work with MD: Perhaps your doctor will give you a monitor to wear for 35 hours. That will clearly define what the skips mean. i bet they are benign. Work with your doctor ...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.

The basics: The term just means extra sound, more than the lub dup we expect. Most are innocent, the bad ones usually result in heart surgery in the first year. If you have a common innocent murmur, you have the same risk of heart problems as anyone your age. If it is a new finding during an illness, it may reflect a heart problem. ...Read more

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If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?

EKG: A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely would have picked it up. If you are continuing to experience chest pain you should seek further help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart normal, ECG 2d echo, and holter beacause I have a chest pain and difficulty breathing, why?

Chest pain: Presumably the dr. Wants to do the test to see if the heart is normal. Ask the ordering doc what is being looked for......... ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant with shortness of breath and chest pain while resting. I have a heart murmur, can it be serious?

16 weeks pregnant with shortness of breath and chest pain while resting.  I have a heart murmur, can it be serious?

Possibly: See your doctor right away. You need to be evaluated for the source of your symptoms and the character of your heart murmur. ...Read more

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I'm 17 i have tightness in my chest when i lay down. i feel like my heart skips a beat a lot of times. had a heart monitor, EKG, and ultrasound normal?

I'm 17 i have tightness in my chest when i lay down. i feel like my heart skips a beat a lot of times. had a heart monitor, EKG, and ultrasound normal?

Palpitations: Your test results are reassuring in that they don't show any structural heart disease. Your heart monitor didn't demonstrate any abnormal beats, but if you didn't have any palpitations while wearing a 24 hour monitor, you could wear a loop monitor which records your heart rhythm for weeks and if no dysrhythmia is seen during your complaints, then you will be more reassured. Chest tightness noncard ...Read more

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I have been having some pain in chest and almost like a buzzing/pain irregualr heart beat. I have pain on my left carodid artery. Is this cardiac ?

I have been having some pain in chest and almost like a buzzing/pain irregualr heart beat. I have pain on my left carodid artery. Is this cardiac ?

Chest pain: If you have irregular heart beat and if the rate is faster you could be having heart pain. Otherwise if you have any family history of premature heart disease or having multiple risk factors then it could be cardiac origin. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Every night I have stabbing chest pains and a weird sensation in my throat that I cannot breath properly. Normal chest x ray, echo and EKG?

Every night I have stabbing chest pains and a weird sensation in my throat that I cannot breath properly. Normal chest x ray, echo and EKG?

Difficult to say but: It's possible that your chest pain could be gastrointestinal related like reflux. At night, it's not uncommon that stomach contents can "reflux" into your throat. Reflux into your food pipe(esophagus) can cause the chest pains you describe. You should review this possibility with your primary care and in the meanwhile consider sleeping with several pillows or place your bed at an incline. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath when standing up.sometimes I get chest tightness. And very rarely mild chest pain.I am 18 with normal echo and ekg.is it cad?

SOB after standing: Could be gastritis. Try ranitidine/ prevecid. Normal echo/ EKG eliminates lots of conditions- abnormal heart wall thickness, mitral valve prolapse , abnormal rhythms. Did you have a stress echo test? That may tell a bit more as you see heart response to stress/hyperactivity. Check PFTs for asthma and tilt table test for autonomic dysfunction like orthostasis or tahycardia (POTS). f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Hi i had a little chest pain that moved into my back and am having shallow heart beat / irregular heart beat what could it be and should i be seen?

Hi i had a little chest pain that moved into my back and am having shallow heart beat / irregular heart beat what could it be and should i be seen?

Chest pain palpitations: You could have a variety of conditions, anywhere from atrial fibrillation to pericarditis, seek evaluation in person or via Health Tap Concierge ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more