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Hello, I am a healthy and active 47 yr old female at 125 lbs and stand at 5’7″. I have mild anxiety and am taking 10mg of fluoxetine per day for past 7 yrs. I have always been told about a mild heart murmur and about 5 yrs ago my echocardiogram showed mild/moderate leakage of the mitral valve. I went for my yearly echo and and also did the heart rate monitor and suddenly I am being told I show aortic leakage that is moderate/severe. Why now? I am going to call Dr. on Monday to get more details of the amount of regurgitation. My heart rate monitor was normal with a few extra beats. I do get a few heart palps each day and am only short of breath when I am stressed over something. I walk 1- 2 miles a day and instruct low aerobic exercise classes 2 times per week. .
Do I need to slow down? Is this something that will only get worse? Will my heart eventually enlarge? Is surgery inevitable? Thank you for your help. This is the most informative website I have found on the subject and the least scary!
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed says
Did you get more details from the Dr? do you have any questions after that?
solanki indrajeet says
my father has 3 blocks 1 is 100 and 2,3 is 70%
doctors said do bypas
is thatany risk?
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed says
This needs to be discussed with the treating team.
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Claire Holder says
my husband had a bypass 15 years ago when he was 40 and since has 3 stents .kings college london are amazing i cant thank them enough .
Katherine Cooper says
I have had bradycardia 48/55 for years and years and also afib now my resting heart rate is always between 85 and 95+ What do you think is going on. No change in lifestyle
This site was very informative. I now wonder by all the information I read if my Uncle truly needed the Watchman. His quality of life has been taken away from him. How long does it take to recover from this procedure? He has always been very active throughout his life has bounced back from every procedure. But not this time. He is worse then he has ever been in his life. I read about the CHADS Points. He did not have all those problems. Only a couple of them. What is the actual way that deter you should have this procedure? I am just concerned.