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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.

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.

See your doctor: The murmur may indicate a valve problem, or a septal defect (hole in the heart) or another congenital heart abnormality. An echocardiogram would be a good place to start after an examination. ...Read more

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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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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I've been working out for 3 months straight. Today after intense cardio, my chest started to hurt. I have slight murmur but nothing serious. Advice...

Most likely: Musculoskeletal. ...Keep well hydrated...Keep up the good work but you may need to back off for a couple of days. ...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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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 had chest pain since I was 15 years old I am 51 years old. I was mvp murmur and enlarge. I couldn't get rid of pain so what should I do?

See a cardiologist: You need to be evaluated by a cardiologist, for your mitral valve prolapse and the chest pain you have, to make sure it isn't your coronaries, at age 51 many things can cause chest pain unlike age 15, good luck ...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?

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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Chest pain like a knife stab then goes away. Comes& goes, not daily. Have murmur. Appt w/heart dr n am, may have echo. Have anxiety. Very worried.

Angina: Cardiac pain does not have this character. Your pain is made worse by your anxiety. The cardiologist will evaluate your status to see if there is a cardiac problem. ...Read more

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Hollow chest cavity, racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

Hollow chest cavity, racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

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

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A friend has systolic murmur in the aorta, shortness of breath and chest pain. What do these mean?

A friend has systolic murmur in the aorta, shortness of breath and chest pain. What do these mean?

Aortic stenosis: A systolic murmur in aorta with sob and chest pain- most likely is aortic stenosis. Needs a cardiology evaluation with an echo to find about the severity of stenosis and then plan appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If I have a heart murmur does that mean I can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

If I have a heart murmur does that mean I can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

Depends: On why you have the murmur. In simple terms a murmur is some type of abnormal flow across a heart valve. It's either too tight a hole or too loose a hole. An echocardiogram can help measure the problem. Many murmurs are called innocent. That is there is an abnormal sound, but the appearance of the valves on echocardiogram are normal. ...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.
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My daughter is 4 never heard a murmur in her heart before but the past 2 times MD heard it on right side of chest. Loud she said. Why?

My daughter is 4 never heard a murmur in her heart before but the past 2 times MD heard it on right side of chest. Loud she said. Why?

Followup With Doctor: 4 y.o. has heart murmur. Innocent heart murmurs are common; occur in 80% of kids at some point in childhood. Location, intensity, duration are features of murmurs used to distinguish innocent vs. Non-innocent (pathologic). Additonally, absence of heart disease symptoms, normal physical exam/growth/development are reassuring for a benign cause; further testing may not be needed, just observation. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel my heart beat and then I can feel it moving in my chest, is this bad? I've had a heart murmur when I was a baby so this worries me.

Sometimes I feel my heart beat and then I can feel it moving in my chest, is this bad? I've had a heart murmur when I was a baby so this worries me.

Talk with your Doc: If the murmur you had as a baby did not require any special followup (x-rays, ekg's, echo's etc.) it is probably not an issue today. If I listen to a kid often enough I will hear a heart murmur at some point & most represent normal hearts doing normal things. If you are preoccupied with your heart, get checked out. A good exam with a trusted doc might quell your anxiety or find something. ...Read more

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I've had a heart murmur since birth, along with chest pains. Could this be the result of an enlarged heart now? No one knows what is causing my pain.

I've had a heart murmur since birth, along with chest pains. Could this be the result of an enlarged heart now? No one knows what is causing my pain.

It could -: You may have congenital heart defects 'hole in your heart' that could cause cardiac enlargement and irregular heart beats or mitral prolapse syndrome with mitral regurgitation (irregular and backflow that can cause cardiac enlargement and arrhythmia as well) -- please talk to your doctor or see another cardiologist for more evaluation and other treatment options -. ...Read more

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I get mild angina on the left side of chest in one pin point spot when I get cold. Goes away when I warm up. My siblings have heart murmurs? Wat is it

I get mild angina on the left side of chest in one pin point spot when I get cold. Goes away when I warm up. My siblings have heart murmurs? Wat is it

Not angina: That's not angina (angina is the word used to describe the symptom of inadequate circulation in the heart muscle). Angina is never a discrete spot in your chest-it's a diffuse, hard to point to sensation of tightness or constriction affecting a broad area of your chest that begins during exertion and is relieved by resting. Heart murmurs are completely unrelated. Many are benign. ...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?

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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I heard a murmur with my ear on my 3 yr old son's chest. I told his Dr at his 3 year well child check. We just had his echo. He has mild regurgitati?

I heard a murmur with my ear on my 3 yr old son's chest. I told his Dr at his 3 year well child check. We just had his echo. He has mild regurgitati?

Murmur: This frequently happens in young children as some of the cardiac changes of birth take time to complete. The echo was done to make sure there was no urgent need for intervention. It is expected that as your child gets older the murmur will go away. ...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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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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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