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Innocent Heart Murmur And Pseudoephedrine
I've always had a innocent heart murmur, but can a murmur affect your cardiovascular capacity during intense workouts?
Murmurs: There are many types of murmurs which can range from those that are life threatening to benign or innocent murmurs. If indeed you have a benign murmur then you have nothing to worry about and, no, it wouldn't effect your capacity during workouts. ...Read more
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
Can an innocent heart murmur become damaging with age? If so, what is there to do to prevent this?
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?
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.
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 more
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 more
Both my kids have innocent heart murmur is it possible that I could have a heart condition too I have hypothyroid but my heart has sharp pain?
Innocent murmurs: There is no known inheritance issues with innocent murmurs and they tend to resolve with time. Innocent implies no disease. It a sound created within a normal heart and is not a disease. Your symptoms may be entirely separate. Be assessed. I hope all goes well. ...Read more
Sometimes I get pains near my heart. I have a innocent heart murmur. Doc said she could barely hear it and it was innocent. Is this bad or no?
Doesn't sound bad: Lots of people have heart murmurs. This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you or your heart. If you are really concerned you could get an echo, (an ultrasound of the heart) but that seems unnecessary from the information provided. I would not worry about this, just like your doctor told you. ...Read more
One year old diagnosed with innocent heart murmur (sounds like guitar string being plucked)- "unless it gets worse". How often do they get worse? Why?
Innocent murmur: What the doctor is saying is he thinks based on the sound of the murmur that it is innocent, meaning it is made from the turbulent flow through a normal heart. Sometimes murmurs can denote an anatomical issue. It is not that "an innocent murmur turns into a problem" but rather the doctor cannot say 100% that there is an anatomical issue unless an echo is done. So recommends follow-up ...Read more
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
No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read more
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Depends: There are a large group of people with innocent heart murmurs that will not have any specific effect from such drinks. A few, with complex murmurs, (usually from congenital heart disease)should/would have been warned by their docs to avoid stimulants. Not knowing how this applies to you limits the answer. Maybe you should ask your doc. ...Read more
NO: A pfo is a small communication between the two upper chambers of the heart and usually it does not cause a murmur. Now if the hole is bigger it may be an atrial septal defect (ASD) which would cause a murmur. So unless it's an ASD and erroneously called a pfo, it should not cause a murmur. ...Read more
Murmur: The effect of increased heart rate varies depending on the heart abnormality. ...Read more
Occasionally: Kawasaki disease can lead to most commonly a specific rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and specific changes to the lips/tongue and hands/feet. However, there are specific changes that can occur in the heart. Occasionally this may lead to a murmur, which is a specific sound of blood flowing through the heart. Most often, though, kawasaki disease causes heart inflammation without a murmur. ...Read more
NO: A heart murmur is a condition related to abnormal flow of blood through one (or more) of the heart valves. Anxiety can cause or worsen different abnormal heart rhythms, which in turn can increase the heart murmur. Example: anxiety can cause increased heart rate and in turn worsen a murmur. So the short answer is no, but anxiety can certainly make an underlying murmur more apparent. ...Read more
A heart murmur...: ....Is an extra sound the heart makes, nothing more. Sometimes it means something is wrong (like a hole), and other times it does not. Children may have meaningless, "benign" heart murmurs with fever, dehydration, or at different ages. A hole in the heart is one of many possible causes of a murmur. It might be a tiny hole that closes on it's own, or it might be one that needs to be fixed. ...Read more