I have just been diagnosed with 2 heart murmurs. What are the treatment options?
Q:I have just been diagnosed with 2 heart murmurs. What are the treatment options?
More Answers to "I have just been diagnosed with 2 heart murmurs. What are the treatment options?"How can you have two murmurs? Either you do or you don't.
I would strongly suggest you see a heart specialist. I have a windblow heart murmur on the left side of my heart. On Tuesday I'll be having a echocardiogram to see if surgury will be needed anytime soon to correct that and other heart problems that are the cause of it. My family has a congenital heart condition that causes the heart to grow thicker than it is suppose to and occationally someone dies instantly. I my case it doesn't matter much if you are in shape or not. It doesn't effect this disease. Your options are to leave it alone, which is what usually happens if there are no other problems. Or to have corrective heart surgery which is expensive and leaves you unable to do anything for yourself for the next few months. It is fairly normal to live a life out with heart murmurs even if you have them in two places like you do as long as there are no other problems.
i know that if you just got such a diagnosis, you had to have asked your dr this ? first thing..right?
Well that depends on the cause of the heart murmurs. An ultrasound of the heart is usually the next step. Murmurs can be completely normal in some people. It could also indicate a leaky or misfunctioning heart valve, a small hole between chambers of the heart, or a dilated aorta or pulmonary artery. If a cause is found, then you can find out what treatments are available. But the cause needs to be identified first. Chest X-rays and EKG's are often ordered, but an ultrasound (or echocardiogram) will be the test that definitively tells you the cause. Remove one of your hearts.
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There are lots of information to be had before we can say what that murmur mean.But defintely require further investigation like simple blood test to chest x ray,echocardiogram.
A murmur is simply the sound of the blood flowing through the heart valves. It can be produced by normal blood flow, flow backwards through a valve (or regurgitation) or flow through a narrowed or stenotic valve. Most murmurs are benign and require no treatment. However, if a murmur is caused by a significant valve problem, it may eventually require intervention (repair or replace the valve, for instance). Your next step should be a discussion with your physician as to what's done next. This may involve nothing, an echo or ultrasound of the heart, or a visit with a cardiologist. Pertinent to this issue is whether you require prophylaxis against either rheumatic fever or bacterial endocarditis. Talk it over with your own doctor. Good luck. Source(s):I'm a cardiologist.
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