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What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

It depends: If it is an innocent murmur, there are no symptoms, as there is no problem. If the murmur represents a heart problem, the usual symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, exercise intolerance, etc, all apply. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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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


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What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

None: Heart murmur is a finding on physical examination, not a diagnosis or a symptom. Heart murmur means that blood flow makes noise when listening to the chest. Heart murmurs can be due to normal blood flow or due to a heart problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a heart murmur?

What are symptoms of a heart murmur?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart flutter?

Chest sensation: If you mean atrial flutter that is a specific rhythm where the heart skips or beats fast causing a fluttering or skipping sensation in the chest which we call palpitations. This can eventually lead to shortness of breath, dizziness, even chest pain if the heart is beating fast enough. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a leaky heart valve?

What are common symptoms of a leaky heart valve?

Insufficiency: Leaky heart valves produce volume loads on the heart. They may produce abnormal rhythms early. As the heart enlarges the back pressure builds up in the lungs and shortness of breath and decreased exercise capacity is seen. We try and repair or replace these valves when the heart enlargement is seen to be progressing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart palpitation?

What are the symptoms of a heart palpitation?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of having a goiter,?

What are some symptoms of having a goiter,?

Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

What are the symptoms of having a heart attack?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are some typical symptoms of heart failure in women?

See below: Shortness of breath on exertion or at night lying flat are common. Swelling of the legs (edema) with resultant weight gain and fatigue are common. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

What are some of the symptoms of a heart attack patient?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What are some early signs of a heart attack?

What are some early signs of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

What are common symptoms of heart failure in women?

SOB, Edema: In both men and women shortness of breath, lower extremity edema, dyspnea on exertion, and on lying flat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Could you tell me what are most common symptoms of a heart attack?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . ...Read more

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What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

What are some rare symptoms of a heart attack that only a female would experience?

Not gender specific: Atypical findings are not exclusive to female gender. They can go from being silent to feeling gi discomfort ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Usually : Right upper or mid upper abdominal pain following a large or fatty meal, accompanied by nausea or vomiting, with sometimes radiation to tip of shoulder blade bone. These care classic symptoms but other symptoms can appear too. ...Read more

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What would be some signs of having a heart problem?

What would be some signs of having a heart problem?

CHEST PAIN,SOB,FATIG: These are common symptoms of heart disease in adults 1chest pain on exertion or rest 2shortness of breath on exertion or reasy 3 easily fatiguability 4edema swelling of legs 5cyanosis, blue discoloration of lips and nails 6squating in children with congenital heart disease 7 irregular heart beat 8fast heart beat weakness or dizziness 9 nasea oe sweating many different heart diseases/different symp. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, and sometimes chest pain or palpitations. You should see (and be followed by) a cardiologist, if you have an abnormally enlarged heart. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of having a heart murmur?

It depends: If it is an innocent murmur, there are no symptoms, as there is no problem. If the murmur represents a heart problem, the usual symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, exercise intolerance, etc, all apply. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a heart murmur?

None: Heart murmur is a finding on physical examination, not a diagnosis or a symptom. Heart murmur means that blood flow makes noise when listening to the chest. Heart murmurs can be due to normal blood flow or due to a heart problem. ...Read more

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Got Echocardiogram done due to a heart murmur. Echo shows Mild MVP w/ Trace regurgitation, EF 67%, no symptoms. HELP! Is this really bad? PCP says its common in young thin women. Just need yearly echo to follow up. Can I still drink coffee?

Got Echocardiogram done due to a heart murmur. Echo shows Mild MVP w/ Trace regurgitation, EF 67%, no symptoms. HELP! Is this really bad? PCP says its common in young thin women. Just need yearly echo to follow up. Can I still drink coffee?

Yes and its not bad: The doctor is correct this is common, very common to find MVP and trace regard, What it means is what you heart contracts the mitral valve leafs kind of bend backwards and open a little allowing a small amount of blood to flow backwards. Some patients feel palpitations, or have irregular heart bats that when worked up we find the MVP. You can drink coffee just in moderation ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a heart murmur?

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

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How common is a childhood heart murmur to be still there in adulthood?

How common is a childhood heart murmur to be still there in adulthood?

Cause?: That question can't be answered without knowing the cause of the murmur. "Murmur" just means a sound that we hear - it can be caused by many things including a small hole in the heart, heart valve issues, anemia, or just the blood flow through the vessels (innocent). An innocent murmur tends to "come and go" and often disappear completely. A hole might close. Anemia can resolve. Learn the cause. ...Read more

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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 more

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What are the symptoms of a heart murmur that make mvp?

What are the symptoms of a heart murmur that make mvp?

Variable: Mvp can lead to mitral regurgitation and this causes a murmur. Symptoms are variable, depending on the severity. Mvp most commonly is asymptomatic but sometimes causes palpitations. If you are having any symptoms, you should have an echocardiogram to evaluate the valve and severity. ...Read more

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My 4 yrs old kid was just diagnosed with a heart murmur. Is it something serious? Or is it common on kids?

My 4 yrs old kid was just diagnosed with a heart murmur. Is it something serious? Or is it common on kids?

Probably normal: Most murmur "bad" will be picked up on day one or rarely within the first 4-6 mo. Over the years I found that if I listen to any normal kid long enough, I will find an extra sound in most. Most are evidence of blood flow, but some are just the dynamic action of the heart within the heart sac. If doc is curious s/he may get an ultrasound to rule out a problem.In most, this is not necessary. ...Read more

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My friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. How common is that?

My friend's two day old baby has been diagnosed with a heart murmur.  How common is that?

Relatively common: A heart murmur indicates turbulent blood flow, but does not necessarily mean that there is a structural abnormality of the heart (e.g. Congenital heart disease). In the first few days of life, many normal babies will have heart murmurs; the key point is that these infants need to be evaluated further to make sure that there is no indication of a heart problem. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: A loud heart murmur should be investigated by your physician. It could be a valve problem and an echocardiogram will help to define the issue. The aortic valve is often heard best in the right upper sternal border. ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

Unlikely: Symptoms of shortness of breath when you think about it, and need for yawning is unlikely to be a significant problem. I would focus upon good rest and exercise and reassess. Heart murmurs are wide and varied, and if related to shortness of breath is usually activity related. If you do have activity related shortness of breath , then you should have this reviewed with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse and a mild heart murmur, is this common and sort of normal?

I have mitral valve prolapse and a mild heart murmur, is this common and sort of normal?

Can be: Mitral valve prolapse is most often associated with some degree of mitral regurgitation ("leaking") which causes a murmur. The severity ranges from mild and insignificant to severe. Depending on the severity and your age, it may never, ever cause you any symptoms or problems. In the rare cases in which it is very severe, the valve can be repaired and life goes on normally again. ...Read more

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I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

Sometimes it's norma: Not all heart murmurs are an evidence of pathology and they could represents a normal variance they are usually called functional murmurs. There are also many other causes of murmurs that aren't related to the heart... Could be caused from anemia or pregnancy. ...Read more

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ECHO: Normal Left ventricular size + wall thickness and wall motion, Normal biventricular systolic function, Mild MVP w/ trace regurgitation, EF 67%, RV systolic pressure 16mmHg, mild heart murmur. No symptoms. Help! Is this normal?

MVP: Your echocardiogram is not perfectly normal as it shows mild mitral valve prolapse. All other parameters are normal. MVP is very common and very often causes no problems. Nevertheless I recommend periodic follow-up by a cardiologist as the mvp can worsen, cause atrial arrhythmias and atypical chest discomfort. Very often a click can be heard on stethoscope examination of the heart. ...Read more

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I am experiencing high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, .5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?

I am experiencing  high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, .5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?

Meth: continuing w/meth will only make things worse. You have good change to reverse many of your symptoms when you stop. Your symptoms are like a sneeze when you have a cold, not the underlying issue, which is meth. Please do get health ASAP. Start w/seeing your doctor for safety sake and referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does having a?Heart murmur mean?

What does having a?Heart murmur mean?

Turbulent flow: The most specific meaning is turbulent blood flow from the "rooms" of the heart (the chambers) through the "doors" (the valves). Many causes exist.The can be from problems or changes in the valves or heart, or from things that effect the blood flow (anemia, exercise, dehydration).Some causes are benign(flow murmur, sometimes prolapse, venous hum), sometimes more serious like valve failure or blockage. ...Read more