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I play Rugby, will the heart murmur interfere with Rugby ?

I have been getting chest and jaw pain for quite some time now. I also have pain in both my arms and shoulders, but I feel it more in my left arm and shoulder, and at times I feel the pain in the left side of my face. My doctor said that I have a heart murmur and I am scheduled for an echocardiogram next week. My question is: Will the heart murmur go away? Also, I play Rugby, will the heart murmur interfere with Rugby? Thank you for your time. Cassie
Asked On : Sun, 28 Feb 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Well it depends on the severity of the cause for murmur. So have patience and get your tests done. In the meanwhile rugby is great for cardio that is what all trainers say but still avoid too much extrra load till you get your reports fine.

Answered: Sun, 28 Feb 2010
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Thank you for replying.  My other doctor said I could have a heart valve problem caused by the heart murmur.  Can this be possible?  Also I have Rugby practice next week and I have to get my echocardiogram this Friday, will it be safe to go to practice?  Also, when I found out I had a heart murmur, I still went to practice and my heart was beating even faster thatn it usually beats when I exercise.  It waa still beating faster even several hours after practice.


Answered: Mon, 1 Mar 2010
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