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Should A Heart Murmur Cause Concern In Pregnancy
Yes: In many normal pregnancies a heart murmur can develop as a result of the increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy. The vast majority of heart murmurs are harmless but in rare cases, they may suggest a problem with the mother’s heart valves. A physician can evaluate your condition and determine the cause of a murmur and whether it is something that needs further treatment or concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Many things: The most common systolic murmur is an innocent flow murmur. Some murmurs represent rapid blood flow through a tight valve or tube, some rapid flow through a whole. Many docs are rained to know based on exam, but a cardiac ultrasound is sometimes done to confirm or exclude the initial impression. ...Read more
Many are Normal: Many children develop Heart murmurs as they grow. They are caused by blood vibrating the heart as it beats. Sometimes it can be caused by a hole in the heart or other abnormal changes in heart valves. A visit to a pediatric heart specialist would be a great way to clarify this. Most of them are innocent ( not a significant health issue) and resolve without treatment. Get it checked ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many different types of murmurs, not all are a problem. A good physical may be all that is needed . Other testing such as echocardiograhy can be very helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more
2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more
What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should i be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?
A : A murmur is simply a sound coming from the heart.. It could mean nothing or be very serious and require treatment and follow -up. See a cardiologist and get an echocadiogram with doppler of your heart ..This will tell the story. And you will know exactly what you need to do if anything. Don't wait ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: Generally the two are not related to each other. A murmur is a sound caused by the flow of blood in the heart. In children and young adults, most murmurs are normal sounds ("innocent" murmurs), but some may be caused by problems with the heart. Similarly, most palpitations (feeling the heart beating) are also normal, but they can also be caused by abnormal heart rhythms. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tachycardia: "Tachycardia" means rapid heart rate. Any stress will make your heart beat fast: fear, anxiety, pain, anger, walking, lifting your arms, standing up. Also: fever, anemia, XS thyroid, infection, pregnancy, and many many other conditions as well. The underlying cause should be addressed if you are concerned. ...Read more
I have a loud systolic heart murmur best heard in right intercostal space.I have other heart related symptoms.Wud this indicate a valve or hole issue?
What would experts say? Could a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be a life threatening illness?
Not necessarily: Many children have murmurs. And many of those murmurs are "innocent", meaning they are not related to an actual problem with the heart. On the other hand, murmurs can be a sign of a problem. Please discuss this issue with your physician to determine your specific level of risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting a skipped heart beat here and there while resting, dangerous or of concern? My tests indicate a healthy heart structure and rhythm.
Not dangerous: Occasional palpitations are not worrisome. In fact, to some extent the fact that your heart can skip beats and get back to normal rhythm right away is a good sign that your system is working normally and can withstand more irregularity than those who don't have these. Sounds like you have good medical followup. Good luck, and don't worry. ...Read more
Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high?
What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?
Yes, if trained: Most docs can heart heart murmurs & can hear a difference between them, but training teaches them to identify the characteristic sounds of each type, e.g. Mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, etc. Doppler stethoscopes make it even easier to distinguish them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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