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I've been having sharp random chest pains when I sit and lay down. I've been sick for about 3 months and have a heart murmur. Possible problems?

I've been having sharp random chest pains when I sit and lay down. I've been sick for about 3 months and have a heart murmur. Possible problems?

Chest pain: It's possible you may have pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium which can be caused by a prolonged viral infection. You can have chest pain associated with this. Get a Ekg and echocardiogram to further evaluate. ...Read more

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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Sharp chest pains in the middle of my chest (between my boobs). I do have a heart murmur, anything to do with it?

Sharp chest pains in the middle of my chest (between my boobs). I do have a heart murmur, anything to do with it?

Emergency Room trip?: Having new sharp chest pains is a serious enough for an evaluation right away. A doctor can check to see if there is a pneumothorax or other chest problem. Inflammation of the linings of the ribs, the lungs, or the heart can also cause chest pain. Evaluation may be done at an ER, where it is easy to get an exam, a chest x-ray, and an EKG plus lab tests if it looks like it could be a heart attack. ...Read more

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I often have stinging chest pains in the middle of my jest (between my boobs) I do have a heart murmur, does it have anything to do with it?

I often have stinging chest pains in the middle of my jest (between my boobs) I do have a heart murmur, does it have anything to do with it?

Non-cardiac pain: Murmurs are painless. Most common cause of central anterior chest pain would be a diaphragmatic muscle spasm. Hurts a lot and gradual passes over a minute or so. Other pains are usually dull and cramping. I know of no life threatening similar discomforts. Some problems with swallowing can cause severe cramping pain but the diaphragm is the best bet. There is no preventive measure for that. ...Read more

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I had a heart murmur since I was a baby and the dr said it's still really loud. I had it checked when I was 7 but I have chest pains. What could it be?

Heart murmur: What did your echocardiogram reveal about your heart murmur? Do you have a significant valvular problem? Your chest pains may not be related to the heart and more info is needed about your chest pains to make a diagnosis. Your physician who knows your condition is best to advise you. ...Read more

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When I was born, I was born with heart murmur. What are the consequences? Lately been having intense chest pains, with trouble breathing. Help?

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

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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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Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to Marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can my concave sternum cause or contribute to the chest pain associated with my heart murmur? 38 y/o F with a 13 year history

Can my concave sternum cause or contribute to the chest pain associated with my heart murmur? 38 y/o F with a 13 year history

Highly Unlikeky: While on occasion Pectus Excavatum can impinge upon heart function and or lung function- this is exceedingly rare and most people have the correctional surgery only for cosmetic reasons. Murmurs do not appears as a result of Pectus.
Good luck ...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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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?

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?

Different issues: The chest pain at his age likely comes from his swallowing tube, not his heart. The caffeine in the bull can aggravate the reflux/irritation. As can acidic foods/drinks or laying down within an hour of eating. ...Read more

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At 5yr old heart murmur, normal echo @7yrs chest pain, heartrate 61, normal 24 hr holster, abnormal ecg pointing to lvh. What's goin on?!?

At 5yr old heart murmur, normal echo @7yrs chest pain, heartrate 61, normal 24 hr holster, abnormal ecg pointing to lvh. What's goin on?!?

Chest pain: The reason for the chest pain is not probably cardiac. Other causes like acid reflux or musculsketal chest pain that could cause it. The LVH on the echo doesn't mean anything. ...Read more

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My brother hasn't had a ECG in a long time he has a heart murmur and also a leaky valve, he gets chest pain sometimes, is it anxiety or heart problems?

My brother hasn't had a ECG in a long time he has a heart murmur and also a leaky valve, he gets chest pain sometimes, is it anxiety or heart problems?

Too many scares: There is no good way to answer this without data. You know it, but your brother needs to re-establish care with his physician and to get this figured out! ...Read more

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All my life I was told I was healthy. Today my physician heard what she called "a tiny heart murmur" normal ekg after bt I get chest pain. Heart prob?

All my life I was told I was healthy. Today my physician heard what she called "a tiny heart murmur" normal ekg after bt I get chest pain. Heart prob?

Probably flow murmur: Given ur age, it's probably a flow murmur... u seem 2 get worked up easily, & going 2 d doctor probably didn't help matters. When ur heart gets going / anxious, it pumps more blood through d valves (called a sympathetic response or "adrenaline rush"). With more blood flowing through the valves @ a faster speed, turbulence develops, which causes murmur. Ur doc checked it out, ur OK now, bk to nl. ...Read more

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I've had a full work up but still have high platelets and a heart murmur and feel sick all the time with chills, aches, chest pain, dizzy. What now?

I've had a full work up but still have high platelets and a heart murmur and feel sick all the time with chills, aches, chest pain, dizzy. What now?

Keep searching: Conditions or factors that can cause a high platelet count are:
iron-deficiency anemia
hemolytic anemia
absence of spleen
cancer
inflammatory or infectious diseases, such as connective tissue disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and tuberculosis
reactions to medicines
i would recommend second opinion especially a hematologist. ...Read more

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Pulm heard a loud heart murmur on left side 1 mo ago. Echo norm. Dr says still loud but prob just pleural rub. Can hear in back and up to neck. Chest pain. Sleep sitting up cause hard to breathe and painful. Does norm echo rule out cardiac issues?

Pulm heard a loud heart murmur on left side 1 mo ago. Echo norm. Dr says still loud but prob just pleural rub. Can hear in back and up to neck. Chest pain. Sleep sitting up cause hard to breathe and painful. Does norm echo rule out cardiac issues?

Murmur: Was the echocardiogram perfectly normal or was there some valvular abnormality? Sometimes minor abnormalities create loud murmurs. Other causes of loud noises in the chest and neck include abnormalities of blood vessels in the neck or thorax or pericardial disease. Asymmetric septal hypertrophy of the heart can cause loud murmurs but should be obvious on echocardiogram. See a cardiologist for advi ...Read more

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Ecg w marked sinus bradycardia. Septal infarct age undetermined. Abnormal ecg. Heart murmur w left valve leakage. History of chest pain. Is this bad?

Ecg w marked sinus bradycardia. Septal infarct age undetermined. Abnormal ecg. Heart murmur w left valve leakage. History of chest pain. Is this bad?

Concerning: The abnormalities you have described raise concern for heart disease in a young woman like yourself. You should see a cardiology specialist soon to do further evaluations. ...Read more

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H/o concave chest, heart murmur. Resting hr 120-150 chest pain x1wk. X-ray cardiac profile d dimer EKG & stress test normal. Should I see cardio spec?

H/o concave chest, heart murmur. Resting hr 120-150 chest pain x1wk. X-ray cardiac profile d dimer EKG & stress test normal. Should I see cardio spec?

Yes: You should see a cardiologist. That is a high resting heart rate. There are some congenital abnormalities associated with concave chest. An echocardiogram may be ordered to investigate this. ...Read more

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I've been VERY faint, dizzy and fatigued. My wrist and legs have constant tingles with chest pain. Heart murmur has been picked up, very worried?

I've been VERY faint, dizzy and fatigued. My wrist and legs have constant tingles with chest pain. Heart murmur has been picked up, very worried?

A lot going on: There's a lot going on - too much for this forum. Stick with your doctor. We don't even know your age let alone other critical measurements. ...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