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What Causes Chest Pains And Difficulty In Breathing?

Ever since i was born i had 3 flaps one over the heart.I was hospitalized for 10 days.A couple days later they found out i ahd a heart murmur.Even when i'm not stressed i get really bad chest pains.When ig et upset they get worse and i can't breathe.Im' being serious here.at night i grasp fro air alot of times.Do you nkow what could it be causing it beofe i get checked by a doctor?Just to be on the safe side.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015
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Thoracic Surgeon 's  Response
"a hole in the heart" could be interpreted in many ways!, the most common for an adult with a congenital intra-cardiac communication is called atrial septal defect where there is an abnormal communication between the auricular chambers of the heart this problem causes a "shunt" where oxigenated blood coming from the lung reenters the right side of the heart overloading it and stressing the pulmonary artery causing the symptoms you are experiencing; therefore it is IMPERATIVE you seek a cardiologist´s help and perform an echocardiography tho asses the extent of the problem, do not be mistaken, you most probably will need rather a surgical procedure to correct it or if you are deemed a good candidate, this could be corrected by a percutaneous approach (through a catheter that delivers a device that plugs this conection) which is the the treatment of choice.
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Pediatrician Dr. Amit Kumar's  Response
chest symptoms in your case is probably due to some heart disease?ischemia.consult a cardiologist.he will advice for ecg,chest xray and echocardiography
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What Causes Chest Pains And Difficulty In Breathing?

a hole in the heart could be interpreted in many ways!, the most common for an adult with a congenital intra-cardiac communication is called atrial septal defect where there is an abnormal communication between the auricular chambers of the heart this problem causes a shunt where oxigenated blood coming from the lung reenters the right side of the heart overloading it and stressing the pulmonary artery causing the symptoms you are experiencing; therefore it is IMPERATIVE you seek a cardiologist´s help and perform an echocardiography tho asses the extent of the problem, do not be mistaken, you most probably will need rather a surgical procedure to correct it or if you are deemed a good candidate, this could be corrected by a percutaneous approach (through a catheter that delivers a device that plugs this conection) which is the the treatment of choice.