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Systolic heart murmur - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was just diagnosed with a systolic heart murmur and was told not to worry about it.. Should i worry about it? Is it anything serious?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   do you know what is the cause for the systolic murmur?
User :   Nope.. I have a stress echo scheduled for next wk.. but i have just a regular echo on 12/31/09 and it came back fine and my ekgs have shown nothing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your HB level
User :   HB?
Doctor :  
hemoglobin level
User :   Oh i have no clue lol
User :   All my blood work has came back fine
Doctor :  
User :   Im only 22 years old
Doctor :  
systolic murmur is a finding and not a disease as such
Doctor :   there are many condition which will produce systolic myrmur
Doctor :  
so it is necessary to know what is causing systolic murmur in you
User :   ok the cardiologist told me it could come and go and nothing serious?? So Idk
User :   I have seen like 4 doctors before this cardiologist and they never heard it before
Doctor :   how was it diagnosed that you have murmur? what symptoms you had that took you to cardiologist?
User :   He just heard it with a stethoscope... I went because i was having a fast heart rate and shortness of breath which they have found out it was panic attacks but i lost my father inlaw 4 months ago to a heart attack and i just wanted to ease my mind about my heart
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
so it was a accidental finding.
User :   Yes pretty much
Doctor :   usually in certain individuals there will be some murmurs in the heart
Doctor :  
they cause no symptom and no trouble to the heart
Doctor :  
they are called innocent murmrs
Doctor :   yours also may be one of that kind
User :   Ok that helps thank you so much
User :   So the echo should tell me?
Doctor :   cardiologist just want to be extra cautious so that he doesn't miss any thing hence he has asked for a echo
Doctor :   as he has said it is not be concerned, you need not worry
Doctor :  
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Are you there?
User :   Thank you
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
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