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Is it normal for person with heart murmur to experience

Patient: Is it normal for person with heart murmur to experience a feeling of swelling of the heart, and that heart beat so hard you lose your breath, all physical, feeling, stops and loss of breath

 

 

Doctor: Welcome to Ask The Doctor.We are here to help you.A person with heart murmur if develops these symptoms, we need t o evaluate him for heart failure.Now, this is important to rule out Rheumatic heart disease, that could have caused these symptoms.However, in a patient who has diabetes and hypertension, following causes should be ruled out in case of Bilateral swelling of foot:1. Congestive heart failure.2. Hypothyroidism3. Proteinuria due to kidney dysfunction.4. Drugs like Amlodipine causing swelling over feet.5. AnemiaI would advise you following investigations:1. Hemogram2. Kidney function tests3. Urine for Microalbumin4. Thyroid profile.5. ECG, If abnormal ECHO.You will be treated according to the issue found.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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