Doctor insights on: Symptoms of a hole in the heart in adults
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 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.
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Hole in your heart?:
I am wondering why you are asking and if you think you have a hole in your heart or if you are asking about the possibility of a baby having a hole in their heart.
Easy fatigue, shortness of breath, unable to tolerate exertion - these all come to mind for a person who has a hole in their heart. A cardiologist would be most qualified to answer this for you, and to evaluate you. ...Read more
Fetus only.: Ventricular septal defects can only develop in fetuses as a deranged cardiac anatomy. They can certainly be only diagnosed in infancy or even adulthood if the diagnosis was never made in utero, however the actual defect has been there all along. ...Read more
Heart symptoms: There are myriad symptoms from none to terrible in intensity varying by underlying diagnoses, further similar conditions in different individuals can have widely varying symptoms. Chest, jaw throat arm discomfort, air hunger breathlessness, palpitations, unusual sweats, fatigue, lightheadedness, passing out, nausea are just some of the commoner ones;hope it helps ...Read more
Shock: Shock leads to low BP and spasm of peripheral blood vessels to redirect blood to the more vital organ systems. This leads to cold clammy skin, fast heart rate, and light headedness as the body tries to compensate. Urine output falls and mental processes and consciousness start to weaken. ...Read more
Cardiac condition: If you have a significant pause in the electrical activity of the heart, you will feel very dizzy and fatigued and might have other symptoms like shortness of breath. A significant heart pause needs to be determined by your primary care physician through cardiac testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to be pbm: Most brief "heart" pains in your age group (17) relate to your stomach entrance, not your heart. Gastroesophageal reflux tosses stomach acid up the swallowing tube and triggers "heartburn". Avoiding caffeine, nicotine and spicy foods can reduce symptoms as can not eating before reclining for a nap or bedtime. ...Read more
Chest pain: Heart poke vs chest pain? Heart poke could be just a extra beat. Things like premature atrial or ventricular contraction. Typical angina/ heart disease chest pain is a pressure CP sometimes irradiating to left arm worsening with activities. Usually associated with risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity etc. If you are worry seek medical attention for stress test/ekg asap. ...Read more
Yes: Infants have a predictable pattern of daily activities that parents will know better than anyone. They should play with vigor, feed with interest and rest well when tired. If you think the work of breathing is increasing, feeds take longer and are interrupted to breathe, baby may have lung or heart issues. Sweating with feeds or pale or bluish color changes too. Have baby seen by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr recently told me that one side of my heart is larger than the other. What would symptoms wound this cause?
Heart: The left side of the heart has greater mass than the right side. It pumps higher pressure for the same volume load. This doesn't cause symptoms if it is the normal situation. Sometimes more disparity is present, it isn't clear from what you wrote that you have an imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when I get a sudden cold feeling around my heart? What kind of disease with a symptoms is this?
More info: We would need more information: what brings it on? What makes it worse? What helps? How long does it last? How long has it been going on? What other symptoms do you get? Sorry - can't come up with a diagnosis or even a guess right now. ...Read more
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