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What Happens When You Have A Heart Murmur
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
Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more
How to no you have a heart problem. Always worried about it. Idk why. Guess told have a heart murmur. Like what signs that heart not working right?
Heart disease: Significant heart disease causes symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, swelling of the extremities. A heart murmur can be nothing more than noise. If you are having no symptoms you should let go of your worries. You also could talk about your concerns with the dr. Who knows you and get reassured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I have a heart murmur? My mom told me that i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, does it mean that i will develop heart problems in the future?
No: Heart murmurs are very common. In fact, 60% of all kids have one at this moment. I tell my patients they aren't "cool" unless they have one. That said, the quality or type of murmur is important. Most likely it was an innocent murmur, and means nothing except rapid blood flow through the heart and mild turbulence. Future heart problems would be more related to your genetics and lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: Stokes and heart attacks can vary quite a bit in severity which may mean a lot in predicting what will happen. The long term treatments can be very similar. The short term treatments maybe different. The doctors taking care of the patient will have the best understanding of the priorities in treatment and can better describe what you can expect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as arrythmias. There are benign kinds (such as psvt, pvc) and more dangerous kinds such as atrial fibrillation. An ekg will give you the answer. ...Read more
Atrial Flutter: Atrial flutter is a special type of rhythm disorder in which there is an extra pathway in the upper chamber of the heart that cycles and stimulates the lower chambers of the heart. The rate can be quite rapid, or can be more controlled depending on how the lower chambers respond to the extra signals. This condition is treated with medications, cardioversion, and/or ablation of the pathway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: But would recommend discussing with your physician if frequent & bothersome. ...Read more
Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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