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Old 06-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Irregular Heart Beat?

Hey everybody. I have been thinking lately about something I was diagnosed with while in 7th grade. I'm 20 now but at the time I came home from football practice(which was only my second year of playing a organized sport at the time) with "blue lips" and my mother made me go to the hospital to get checked out. They did not know if it was a heart murmor or what. They ran test on me and had me wear some machine that monitored my heart for a day. They labeled it an irregular heart beat. I returned to playing sports and had no more health troubles until 10th grade football in which I had an asthma attack and was labeled with sports induced asthma. I have only had two of these and never feel short of breath unless its just a typical athletic or cardio activity. I'm an athletic person as I played football thru 12th grade as well as running track. I still run and workout today. Also sometime very rarely, maybe once every two months my chest on my heart side feels pain for about 2-5 seconds. While younger I always thought it was what heart burn was, but as I became aware of what heart burn is I have no idea why I feel pain sometimes. I was just wondering if it is an irregular heart beat and not a heart murmor because some people tell me it sounds like a heart murmor, maybe they diagnosed it wrong while I was younger? Also is it good that I run and workout or does that make it worse?

 
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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It sounds like you are pretty healthy, and your symptoms are very minor. Having said that, I think everyone should have a full cardiac work up every few years, especially if you have any history. Sera

 
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Okay thank you so much for the reply and info Seraph.

 
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Re: Irregular Heart Beat?

Hi WILDCATFAN1992 Welcome to the heart disorder board! I hope the needed support is found. In my opinion if there is a murmur according to the cardiologist then it would be better to do a daily brisk walk and skip any weight lifting or since lifting weights can make an existing murmur worse and mess up future blood circulation.

 
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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SJB thank you! My question's main point was to see if maybe the doctors diagnosed my problem wrong years ago. They never labeled me with a heart murmor, it was a possibility I had one before we ran the test but the test came back as an irregular heartbeat. I only grew curious because a woman I work with who is non-medical field told me my symptoms sounded like a heart murmor instead so I wanted to find out on here. I have heard you can have a irregular heart beat and still have a healthy heart.

 
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