can you answer some harder questions
1. Im reading alot about aortic stenosis. If the patient does not have a heart murmur, they figure its probably not aortic stenosis. Can you elabearte on the heart murmur as an extreme factor in predicting aortic stenosis?
2. I went to doctors 6 months prior and she never found any heart murmur, nor did any before doctor ever before here one. 6 mths later I went to hospital for slow heart beat, and again, the experts found no heart murmur, no rub.
But I was told by the doctors I had Bradycardia,(slow heart beat at times) as my heart was not pacing right at times, going low BPM, then back to normal, but my blood pressure was all normal this whole time, just my pulse BPM heart rate was slow at times.
I left the hospital as the slow heart rate turned to normal after few hours, but then 3 days later the slow heart rate returned & I went back to hospital. Now , a totally differnt staff of doctors , mainly there cardiac surgeon, he/they heard a murmur, maybe?. (note -i later thought this sound was actually a click sound in my sternum front bone which because I hit it during this time, made a click sound when i breathed at times, which I now think is what they thought was the murmur. I dont think i have a murmur, but the cardiac surgeon is the ony one who does. Since a murmur seems to be one of the main factors in deciding severe aortic stenosis (as well as the echo cardiogram as you explained very well to me-thank you for researching that), I figure, its logical, I may not actaully have severe aortic stenosis, but maybe just mild or moderate or maybe its something else, like just the Bradycardia ,like the first doctors first said is all it was and they never siad it could be anything else. They siad it was electrical, thats bradycardia, which is having to do with elctrical impulses of the heart and the natural pace system SA/AV node . They said it was not mechanical, meaning not to do with aortic valves or the heart but that my heart mechanically, nothing was wrong with it. So yes, i got 2 different versions.
The 1st set of doctors say its Bradycardia, slow heart beat only, and the cause is age, or maybe toxins in the environment (i worked around paint for 35 years as a painter part time) . They never mentioned anything about aortic stenosis, which is mechanical, not electrical. So they advised only a pacemaker, which they put in me ( which i very dislike and extremely reluctantly went along). Everything was fine. I went home next day.
Problem now is , the cardiac surgeon who put the pace maker in , later told me he saw by echodardiogram, i had bicuspid valve with calcium deposits on it. And will probably later need to change the aortic valve ( which I further extremely dislike). But my records say , it only appears bicuspid, and 4 mths later the surgeon tells me we only think it may be bicuspid, (as in not sure). And bicuspid is rare, and i dont really think i can beleive that totally by blurry echocardio sound waves. It seems a guess only. The question unfolds from the echocardiogram they did as i asked you about
My big question ive been trying to explain to you is, why does one team of doctors say I only have Bradycardia and the pacemaker is all I need and now the cardiac surgeon is saying, i need more surgery for the aortic valve
sorry for the detail, but as you can see its very impt