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Occasionally heart hurt, diagnosed with heart murmur. Should I limit caffeine intake?

I m 17 years old & was diagnosed with a heart murmur (a pin-sized hole between my two heart chambers) when I was in Elementary school. Since then I haven t had any real issues with it, except that my heart hurts occasionally, especially when I m stressed or if I go running or exercise extra strenuously. Recently I heard about a girl who died after drinking 2 Monster energy drinks. She also had a pre-existing heart condition. Should I limit my caffeine intake because of my heart murmur? Am I at risk because of it? Is there anything I should do about it?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Hi Welcome to HCM ,
you should adopt healthy life style ,which include good healthy dietary habit, regular moderate level of exercise , and no addiction ,
eat healthy food , daily eat atleast one fresh fruits ,
do regular walking and do some yogas ,
say no to any addiction ,
do not use any intra venous drug by self or any injection , by self ,
do regular 2 D Echo to monitor the severity of hole in heart ,
take care
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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