What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

Stimulants. Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced.

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Is it normal to have a resting heart beat of 99-121 with normal Bp an don't have heart murmur or anything an if it is norm why is my doc worried abot?

Rapid pulse. A number of metabolic conditions, most notable an overactive thyroid can cause an elevated pulse. Anxiety can also cause this. Your primary care should rule out other causes before investigating the heart itself as the cause. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...

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...

My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur

Bradycardia. Bradycardia in a person who is physically very active is normal. If you are performing aerobic exercise on a regular basis, do not worry about a heart rate of 54 bpm. A heart murmur can be benign, albeit if you develop it later in life, you need to be evaluated; however, there is very little correlation between bradycardia and a heart murmur (far-fetched correlations exist however). Read more...

Can mvp with heart murmur cause palpitations w/ SOB? It only last for a second. Should I give my heart dr. A call or is it normal.?

It is ok. MVP can cause Palpitation. as a rule any heart symptoms which lasts less than 30 seconds are not emergency and are benign symptoms. Anxiety makes all the symptoms worse so try to take deep breath. It increases Vagal tone and helps Slow down the HR. it also hel your Anxiety. Read more...

I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

Normal. A heart rate of 106 can be a normal response to fever, illness, dehydration, fear, exercise, etc.. If you have a personal or family history of heart disease, chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, easy fatiguability then consult your PCP for further testing. Good luck. Read more...
No, yes. That heart rate is high for a resting heart rate. Anxiety can sometimes contribute to an elevation in baseline heart rate. I would schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor for a medical checkup, that would be a good place to start. Read more...