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sdesde43 posted:
Has anyone ever heard of a pancake heart? What is this condition?
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

Haven't heard that one before, though sometimes, we hear what appears as an unconventional/odd type of description, such as one example being, a post quite some time ago, that mentioned a frosty (frosted) heart, which in actuality, was referring to a condition in which the pericardium (thin membranous sac that surrounds and protects the heart) is thickened, making the heart have an appearance as it were frosted like a cake.

Other terminology used to describe a particular heart condition includes enlarged or dilated, flabby or fatty, stiff/stiffened (non-compliant) or hard, hypertrophic (wall thickening) or muscle-bound, restrictive, infiltrative, and obliterative.

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James_Beckerman_MD responded:
I'm not sure, although it sounds delicious. If you get more information, feel free to post again and we can try to figure it out!
SnowWhiteis2 responded:
Yes. I have a pancake heart. I have a dove shaped chest which compresses my heart (pancakes) and causes a systolic click. From what I understand, the blood is pumped out of my heart then due to the compression of my heart, a portion of the blood flows back into my heart. At first, my Cardiologist diagnosed me with Mitro-valve prolapse due to the click.
cardiostarusa1 replied to SnowWhiteis2's response:
Very interesting. Thank you for your post.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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sahasrangshu responded:

Haven't ever heard of a Pancake Heart.Shall be obliged if you post necessary information on it on WebMD.But do you at all taste pancakes on Shrove Tuesday after the Lent?

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