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