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heart pounding/murmur getting alot more often
An_251060 posted:
I just recently, a couple years ago, found out I have some sort of murmor to do with an aortic valve I was told. First I'd heard of it and I've been hospitalized in the last five years for several reasons and no mention. I have bad hot flashes at night, a believe that I may be hypoglocemic and I was having seizers but have not had any in two years. My toes in certain spots are numbing and I feel like im gun'a be sick suddenly if I dont eat right then. I recently lost my husband to cancer and thats when all this seems to have started etc. I really just thought it to be all the stress. I'm also not understanding why this condition has never been brought to my attention I'm 49 and been in and out of the hospital 5 or 6 times through out my life. I was also told at one point my body was depleted of phosphorus and Im having rapid bone loss for my age, Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cardiostarusa1 responded:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.

"I really just thought it to be all the stress."

Stress can cause various symptoms, even wreaking havoc on the entire body.

"I have some sort of murmur to do with an aortic valve I was told."

"First I'd heard of it and I've been hospitalized in the last five years for several reasons and no mention."

A heart murmur is a turbulent sound, which may/can come and go throughout life, and sometimes, as reported, the presence of a heart murmur does not indicate a disease or problem, and all heart problems do not cause heart murmurs.

"heart pounding"

As applicable to the patient, the most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in many heart-healthy individuals), is described that the heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, jumping, pausing or stopping briefly (though it's actually not doing that), POUNDING, skipping, thumping, or strong, hard, or forceful beats being felt in the chest, neck, throat, and has various causes (cardiac and non-cardiac) or triggers.

PVCs are typically harmless, however, the main problem or concern (even more so, much more emphasized for those with certain major or serious heart conditions) with PVCs is when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.

Symptoms that may/can occur wih PVCs includes none at all or chest pain/discomfort/pressure/tightness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness/dizziness, and in uncommon to rare cases, near-syncope or syncope (temporary loss of consciousness, includes fainting and passing out).

Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms, may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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