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Son born with heart murmur checked by cardiologist they called it irregular ventricular beats now at 7 innocent heart murmur should I be concerned?
Unlikely: An normal thorough echocardiogram, especially a pediatric echo, generally rules out a vsd. It would be very unlikely to fail to identify a significant vsd on a thorough echo. Tiny ones can sometimes be missed, but they usually don't matter anyway since they rarely cause problems or need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more
Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent.>http://bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
I have resting heart rate-90-120, loud systolic heart murmur, breathlessness, lung function just below 80% + nausea/reflux. What cud be wrong? Age 21.
Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease which in turn predisposes a person to supraventricular tachycardia. Your physician may give you an rx, but ask also about getting into really good aerobic shape to manage the svt -- generally this works great and may keep you off meds. ...Read more
15 yo son extremely athlete has a heart murmur, recent EKG showed bradycardia, right ventricular hypertrophy and possible biventricular hypertrophy?
Might be fine, but..: This sounds like the sort of thing that the computer in the ECG machine would say, and it is often wrong. He should have an echocardiogram and an examination by a pediatric cardiologist. This may very well all be nothing, but best to check it out thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?
Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was normal, it sounds as though everything indicates nothing serious. Simply continue to monitor symptoms and, if symptoms worsen, repeat monitoring. ...Read more
Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?
Fast/slow/none: Assessing the fetal heart is a bit problematic. Since they are isolated inside the bag of waters, we are limited to detecting rate as fast/ slow/ normal or none. Various factors can lead to various rate changes. The fetal heart is usually beating much fast ; 130-160/min are routine. Stress can speed or slow the rate. When checking newborns, I have never had one with fibrillation in 3 decades. ...Read more
Sob. Chest xray ok. Echo - some damage. Stress test/nuclear- heart skips every other beat; right ventricle enlrgd. Oxygen ok. No hbp. Why sob? Next?
Short of breath : Ct scan of the chest. If your right ventricle is enlarged and you have shortness of breath further testing is indicated. Causes such as pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, vasculitis need to be considered. You should probably see a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one have valve regurgitation, atrial septal defects, or ventricular septal defects but still have normal and murmurless heart sounds?
Is it normal to see your heart beat on your chest? heart beats very strongly-shirt moves with heartbeat, stomach pulsates. I'm a young athlete. rhr80
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
33 y/o athletic male with chest pains that go away with excessive water intake, an enlarged heart and heart murmur since the age of 8, occasionally feels as if his veins are on fire, and at times will have visibly protruding veins. What could be the cause
Mgt: There are several cardiac conditions that can cause an enlarged heart ,and some appear to have a genetic association. I would recommend having an EKG and a visit with your cardiologist as soon as possible. If you are experiencing chest pain currently, the ED is available to treat you immediately. ...Read more
Can i heart murmur go from a grade 1 to a grade 5 or 6? I'm a 18 year old female was first diagnosed with a innocent heart murmur at 14 months of age.
Yes: I would argue that a 5-6 won't be innocent. Innocent murmurs are more common than pathological ones. Yours may not have been innocent but been mild disease, like a mildly narrowed (stenotic) valve. It could slowly progress and the murmur would become louder or harsher over time. If its a 5, you should probably have an echocardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an s3 heart murmur ? How serious is it? 38 year old woman asymptomatic. Had a baby one year ago
S3 : S3 is the description used for a 3rd heart sound after the typical "lub dub" you hear when listening to the heart. Young people, athletes, and pregnant women often have an s3 on exam and it is considered completely normal. It can also be an indicator of congestive heart failure, but patients often have other symptoms such as shortness of breath with exercise or lying down, fatigue, swelling of extremeties, weight gain and fluid retention, and coughing up pink phlegm. Since she is 38, asymptomatic, and recently had a child, it is likely benign. If she starts to notice any of the symptoms above, she should call her doctor right away. ...Read more
Might a doctor recommend a termination if woman had a heart murmur? And what about if she's carried a healthy baby to term before?
CONCERN: Might you be the woman? It would surely depend a lot on the cause of that psrticular murmur. Maybe a cardiologist could be more specific about the meaning of the murmur and whether it really was a cause of concern. Dont ponder this alone - we frighten ourselves needlessly and we're often wrong when we try to guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
40 yr old female with a vsd murmur. Trying to concieve and also need to remove 9 teeth. Should i remove the teeth first or close the hole in my heart?
Call Surgeon: Which should be done first is really the surgeon's call but most the time, if there is time they will want the teeth removed first. Either way, you will be given antibiotics to take before the teeth are removed (usually one hour before). If you have a dentist selected, it may be best for the dentist & the surgeon to discuss things to determine the best order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got Echocardiogram done due to a heart murmur. Echo shows Mild MVP w/ Trace regurgitation, EF 67%, no symptoms. HELP! Is this really bad? PCP says its common in young thin women. Just need yearly echo to follow up. Can I still drink coffee?
Yes and its not bad: The doctor is correct this is common, very common to find MVP and trace regard, What it means is what you heart contracts the mitral valve leafs kind of bend backwards and open a little allowing a small amount of blood to flow backwards. Some patients feel palpitations, or have irregular heart bats that when worked up we find the MVP. You can drink coffee just in moderation ...Read more
I have an innocent heart murmur caused by a tiny tiny hole in my heart. I want to try MDMA, is this safe for me to do?
5yo had physical and Pedi said her innocent heart murmur is louder than past but still nothing to worry about. Why isn't it gone and why is it louder?
Murmur : Your pedi might be right sometimes it is louder, but usually when you have anemia or fever. You can also ask to see a pediatric cardiologist, maybe an echo can be done and if normal you can be 100% sure that it is innocent or Ped cardiologist may not even see echocardiogram necessary ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It varies: A heart murmur is simply an extra sound coming from the heart. It does not necessarily mean there is a problem to treat. In fact, most children with heart murmurs have no heart disease at all. These are known as "innocent" murmurs. When the murmur is related to heart disease, the treatment depends upon the cause of the murmur ranging from observation to medications to catheter or surgical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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