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Chest congestion, heart murmur, stabbing pains chest pains, EKG normal. Is the condition due to congestion or heart problems?

I am currently suffering from sever chest congestion. I have cough and when I breath a murmur sound occurs in the chest which I am thinking is beacuse of congestion. I also got sharp stabbing pains once yesterday and once today. The pain is all of a sudden and happens on the left side of my chest. the pain is very quick and doesn t last more then couple f seconds. I was earlier diagnosed with fatty liver and also had my gal bladder removed due to stones. Last year I had heart palpitations and I consulted a doctor who ran stress test and EKG and said it was nonthing to worry. Please advice if the current condition is due to the severe congestion or do I have to worry about any heart related problems.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query
Murmur can never be due to congestion. It is always due to an underlying vavular heart disease which may lead to congestion secondarily. But first of all it needs to see whether it is really a murmur or just a popping sensation. Because the pain described by you with this popping sensation is seen in precordial catch syndrome for which nothing to worry about, But if it is really amurmur then echocardiograohy should be done to exclude underlying valvular heart diseases. Consult a cardiologist and get yourself examined thoroughly.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Cardiologist Dr. Aslam Lalani's  Response
from your history and background normal EKG and Stress test done just one year back , i feel it more likely related to your lung problem .
cough , chest pain , breath sound more suggestive of lung problem
very less likely related to heart related problem
consult pulmonologist and get treatment for lung problem.
take care , Get well soon
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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