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do you have high blood pressure? are you treated for it?
I do not see you in the chat
I will be back when you are able to respond
do you have any other medical problems besides the recent pulmonary emboli?
any prior surgery?
any prior heart problems?
finally, do you exercise?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, under care of rheumatologist. I have high cholesterol/triglycerides which my endocrinologist calls "metobolic syndrome".
Prior surgery -
anal fissure 2011, uterine ablation and tumor removal 2008, gallbladder 1993
have had a "murmur" for as long as I can remember, but not under any care. advised to premedicate before dental work
I do not exercise regularly, although since the emboli I have started walking
as part of my recovery
can't do alot yet
so the pulmonologists office did not tell you incorrectly that your study was 'unremarkable'... you DO have valvular problems and your left ventricle is a bit large
but this is no change for you based on the previous study
none of these findings are due to the pulmonary emboli
that being said
these valuvular abnormalities will need to be checked over time to make sure they are stable
they are what causes your murmur
are you there?
that is what I thought, that the valve issues should likely just be "observed". I am considering establishing myself with a cardiologist, but I didn't know if I was just overreacting.
no, you are not over reacting
I think it would be reasonable for you to establish yourself with a cardiologist
the ventricular hypertrophy along with the valvular abnormalities probably warrants a cardiologist for your care
you are most welcome
you have answered my question very well
do you have any further questions for me?
no, I think that is all
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