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What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

A murmur is a sound: A murmur is a sound coming from the heart or blood vessels around the heart. The majority of these murmurs are normal, but some can be from an abnormality. A cardiologist can distinguish between normal and abnormal murmurs. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have a heart murmur?

What exactly does it mean if you have a heart murmur?

A murmur is : Produced as a result if turbulent blood flow sufficient to produce audible sound hear by stethoscope. A murmur can be physiologic or pathologic. Most common cause is narrowing and/or leaking valves. Physical exam and auscultation in combination with echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if tachycardia does not always have an effect on cardiac output?

What does it mean if tachycardia does not always have an effect on cardiac output?

CO = HR x SV: Cardiac output is the product of heart rate and stroke volume (the amount of blood the heart sends to body with each beat). When tachycardia occurs, the heart has less time to fill with each beat. When that is extreme, the cardiac output can drop in spite of increase hr. However, most of the times if heart rate increases and sv does not change much, the cardiac output will increase. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is atrial fibrillation?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is atrial fibrillation?

Electrical chaos: The electrical impulses in the upper chambers of your heart (mostly originating from the left side) are completely chaotic leading to a quivering motion of these chambers instead of their typical, coordinated pumping function. The lower chambers beat erratically, as the electrical impulses bombard them in a haphazard way. See a cardiologist or an elelctrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

Hi ya neighbor: I grew up next door in ohio. What u describe is a nit rare "bulge" inside the heart. See the cardiol who did your echo. Perhaps consider 81 mg chewable aspirin. Check with ur md. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a periodically idioventricular rhythm?

What does it mean to have a periodically idioventricular rhythm?

Idioventricular: Rhythm is heart beats arising from ventricle instead of atrium in succession. It's a slower version of ventricular tachycardia. Talk to your cardiologist about its significance as its not a normal finding. ...Read more

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If you have steven johnson syndrome on vagina an it peels does that mean its going away? If not what does that mean?!

If you have steven johnson syndrome on vagina an it peels does that mean its going away? If not what does that mean?!

Steven Johnson's: Syndrome is a rare, full body allergic reaction rendering a person very ill. It would not be localized to the vagina. Have u been seen by a physician? ...Read more

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What to do if i heard that its not normal to get palpitations over a guy/girl you are heart condition, is that true?

What to do if i heard that its not normal to get palpitations over a guy/girl you are heart condition, is that true?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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What is preexcitation? If u have EAT does that mean preexcitation? I mean if the extra beats are premature beats isnt it preexcitation? Thank u 4 help

What is preexcitation? If u have EAT does that mean preexcitation? I mean if the extra beats are premature beats isnt it preexcitation? Thank u 4 help

Short circuit: Pre excitattion is a short circuit in the normal electricity of the heart. Premature beats are extra beats in either atria or ventricles and are Not related to preexcitation ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a very narrow atrial valve? Is this dangerous?

What does it mean to have a very narrow atrial valve? Is this dangerous?

Can be dangerous: I think you mean aortic valve, the valve coming off the main artery carrying blood to the body. If the valve is severely blocked it can cause passing out, chest pain, heart failure, of even sudden death. If the blockage is not severe the problem can be well tolerated. ...Read more

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I have syncope issues! cardiologist tells me that even though my electrolytes are good it doesn't mean that i'm getting enough fluid! is this true?

I have syncope issues! cardiologist tells me that even though my electrolytes are good it doesn't mean that i'm getting enough fluid! is this true?

Vagal reflex?: There are many causes of syncope, and one of the most common is a nerve reflex, called a vasovagal reflex, that can suddenly drop the heart rate and blood pressure. This occurs most commonly in the setting of dehydration. Electrolytes can be normal even when one is mildly dehydrated, so drinking more fluids is a reasonable first step. But further work up is needed if episodes continue. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a mildly inflamed sed rate? Doctor said nothing to worry about ! Is this true!

Yes: MANY, MANY things can affect your sed rate. If truly mildly elevated and no other problems, I would not worry. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What does it mean to have palpitations?

What does it mean to have palpitations?

Heart beat sensation: Palpitations refer to an awareness of you heart racing or pounding, too fast or slow.. Heart palpitations can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication or an underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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I have an INR 1.08. What does it mean? Is it alarming?

I have an INR 1.08. What does it mean? Is it alarming?

INR: Inr of 1.08 is normal, therefore nothing has to be done.Usually its done prior to surgery to make sure that your clotting mechanism is ok so that you wont bleed after surgery.Also done on a regular basis if you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin or warfarin. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sinus tachycardia and arrhythmia?

What does it mean to have sinus tachycardia and arrhythmia?

Fast heart rate: Sinus tachycardia means your atrial node is speeding up the rate your heart contracts .. An arrhythmia means your heart is not beating properly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have palpitations during pregnancy?

What does it mean if you have palpitations during pregnancy?

Perhaps normal?: It is very common during pregnancy, ~50% women develop palpitations...Unless you have underlying heart diseases such as congenital structural anomalies of your heart or other functional abnormalities, you should do just fine. It is good that you are cautious, pay attention to your symptoms and inform your gyn asap if you noticed something unusual happening to your heart! best luck to you and yours. ...Read more