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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I sometimes have sharp pain on left side between heart and lungs. I was born with a heat murmur. What are the symptoms for heart murmurs?

I sometimes have sharp pain on left side between heart and lungs. I was born with a heat murmur. What are the symptoms for heart murmurs?

Sharp chest pain: Sharp pains usually indicate something other than cardiac pain. If you were born with a murmur, do you have a diagnosis? Just knowing you were born with a murmur does not allow me to advise you further. ...Read more

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Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?

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Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?

Heart sounds: Heart murmurs are found while listening to the heart with a stethoscope and evaluated with an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to determine it poses a problem. Chest x-ray can show complications of having heart murmurs from valve problems such as heart failure and enlarged heart chambers. ...Read more

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I recently had an echo done to determine the cause of a faint systolic murmur. The echo appeared to be normal, but my doctor mentioned that the report showed a little hypertension in my lungs. He did not seemed concerned and didn't refer me to a specialis

I recently had an echo done to determine the cause of a faint systolic murmur. The echo appeared to be normal, but my doctor mentioned that the report showed a little hypertension in my lungs. He did not seemed concerned and didn't refer me to a specialis

Echo: What you describe can be within the range of normal for an echo. Pulmonary hypertension is not normal but the measurement of PAP via echo, while very useful is not as accurate as catheter measured pressure. Discuss your situation with your Doc and ask for an explanation of your situation and why he did not seem concerned. ...Read more

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What causes a systolic murmur with chest pain?

What causes a systolic murmur with chest pain?

Valve stenosis: Common cause is Aortic Valve stenosis. This is secondary to stiffening of the valves that restricts the blood flow from the heart which causes the heart murmur. This can decrease blood output leading to chest pain as a symptom. ...Read more

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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

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I have cold, cough and can hear murmur in my chest. I am taking anti biotics for it. But I am not sure about the foods I should be eating\avoiding.

I have cold, cough and can hear murmur in my chest. I am taking anti biotics for it. But I am not sure about the foods I should be eating\avoiding.

Cold: I am more concerned about what you are hearing in your chest, if you hear a whistle, you need to see your doctor for an inhaler. The foods you eat will not affect anything in treating your cold. ...Read more

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What does a heart murmur feel like? Would i be able to feel it? Does it get worse over time? Does it feel like a pressure yet lightness in ur chest?

What does a heart murmur feel like? Would i be able to feel it? Does it get worse over time? Does it feel like a pressure yet lightness in ur chest?

Murmur: A murmur is a noise caused by turbulent flow in a vessel or the heart. Anemia often causes an increased heart rate which can cause a murmur. Abnormal valves or connections between chambers can also cause murmur. ...Read more

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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