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Diagnosed MVP, COPD, asthma, bilateral leg heaviness, murmurs heard in echo. Could this be related to heart ?

diagnose MVP 1996 with regurgitation,last echo3-4yrs ago was good d/c betablocker after diagnose asthma in 2005,mild copd , 54 yrs old. 3-4 wks ago had bronchitis ,abx,40mg/day prednisone d/t sob,after 1 wk increase sob so increase to 60mg/day,after 8 days sob with minimal activity md request go to e.r.had cxr,ekg,labs-bmp etc, sats 86-96%, chest ct with contrast , several changes,chaplain albuterol not working at home also,duonebs better,diagnostics wnl,sent home,sob no better,he ,up to 120-130 with activity and mow bilateral leg heaviness,no edema,think could be my heart now,but md s not note murmur when assessed.think need echo?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Although it is hard to decipher what you have written in short phrases, I think what you are asking is if you need an echo now since you think that the symptoms are related to your heart murmur. I am sure your cardiologist has assessed you for the same and reviewed your records, however it might be better to go over it again with your cardiologist to allay your anxiety about your worsening condition being related to your heart murmur. A second opinion about this issue might also be helpful.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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