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Hello. My doc recently heard a murmur and sent me to a cardio

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Hello. My doc recently heard a murmur and sent me to a cardio doc. He did not hear anything and said if I would feel
Better I could get an echocardiogram. I would rather not, please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Heart murmur in most cases is a benign condition.

mysticdoc :

This is not concerning without any symptoms like dizziness, chest pain or palpitations.

mysticdoc :

Echocardiogram is an noninvasive ultrasound of the heart to check for any valve problem and also to assess the heart function.

mysticdoc :

Murmur is produced by the turbulent blood flow in the heart due to the valve leakage or delayed opening of the valve.

mysticdoc :

In most cases, this is insignificant clinically and no intervention is needed.

mysticdoc :

An echocardiogram will further reassure you by proving this is harmless.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
mysticdoc : Heart murmur in most cases is a benign condition.
mysticdoc : This is not concerning without any symptoms like dizziness, chest pain or palpitations.
mysticdoc : Echocardiogram is an noninvasive ultrasound of the heart to check for any valve problem and also to assess the heart function.
mysticdoc : Murmur is produced by the turbulent blood flow in the heart due to the valve leakage or delayed opening of the valve.
mysticdoc : In most cases, this is insignificant clinically and no intervention is needed.
mysticdoc : An echocardiogram will further reassure you by proving this is harmless.
mysticdoc : Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Doc. Thanks. Since the cardio doc didn't hear anything ,I feel reassured. Is it ok to skip the echo? Thanks!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Yes I think so.
That means this is not concerning.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My only concern is my family doc who sent me to him saying " why didn't you get the echo" since he did give me an order for it. But I've had a real problem this year having my insurance deny payment for tests. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
You can discuss with your cardiologist regarding the necessity of the echo since he is more experienced in this field.

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