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  • Blueblades

    Just found out that I have a heart murmur ! Going for an echogram soon.Now I have anxiety! What do you know about heart murmurs,anyone have it now .I read up on it ,but,still have anxiety about it.I appreciate any infomation that will help me to calm down.


  • Celia

    My husband was born with a heart murmur... he was a "blue baby". He had open heart surgery in his early 30s. He's doing fine heart-wise.... I believe the "murmur" is caused by a leak of blood from one chamber to another. The valves are too weak or something.... I am sure some board members will know more about that than I do, and will know the proper medical terminology.

  • wednesday


    i now do believe in things happeing in 3's. First irreverant, then me, and now u. all heart problems.


  • bittersweet

    Don't worry yourself over it. Most heart murmurs are harmless. Hopefully yours falls in this catagory. I have had a heart murmur since birth, as have my brother and step sister. Sometimes my sis and brother have to take medicine ( like Amoxycillon ) before seeing the dentist, but that's about it. When I was pregnant with my first son, I had to have a doplar done on my heart ( at that point I had 2 heart murmurs ) to make sure the stress of childbirth wouldn't bother me, and they found it wouldn't. So don't stress yourself over it ( after all, anxiety can't be good for your heart! ), you will probably be just fine.

    Please let us know how everything goes. All will be thinking about you!

  • shamus

    I had one when I was a kid.... that's all I know about them! Havent' thought about it since I was 3, and yes, I still remember... didn't bother me in the least at the time...

  • Golden Girl
    Golden Girl

    Well I had 2 valves that leaked and Mitral valve prolapse. Supposedly because of High blood pressure.

    My Dr finally convinced me 5 years ago to quit smoking..guess what I did 5 years ago.. They did another Echo test later and none of the valves were leaking anymore.

    Also my blood pressure is under control.

    I couldn't believe just stopping smoking would do that!...

    Anyway..the dentist made them send a letter stating it was OK not to take antibiotics anymore before he would clean my teeth!!..

    Leaking valves can sound like a heart murmer..but I don't think they are the same thing. The test you will have will show what is going on!...It's the same they give a pregnant woman..it takes good pictures..even shows your heart size..etc..

    My Dr said if I didn't stop smoking..he could almost guarantee I would have Emphesema in 5 years...Well...it's 5 years later...I'm sure glad I quit..or I would probably have a Oxy tank to carry around today!

    Golden Girl..aka..Snoozy.

    Let me know how your test comes out!..OK?

    Feel free to E Mail me.

  • freedom96

    I sure wish you the best, and I think as long as you are under a doctors care, you should be fine.

  • Blueblades

    Thanks,Celia,Wednesday,Bittersweet,Shamus,Golden Girl,Freedom 96 for your kind comments.June 9th is my scheduled visit for the Echocardiography.I'm feeling much better now ,no more anxiety.I will let you know the results as soon as I get them back.

    I have also spoke with some of the people in the health care industry where I work,and, some have experienced heart murmurs for years,and are doing fine .Thanks again for your concern.

    BluebladesFeeling better! because of YOU!

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