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Desperate for information...please advise!

Desperate for information...please advise!

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Posted by dokey on July 16, 2000 at 15:36:26:

Hello there,
Any information or help would be greatly appreciated!!
Have been trying to find info at other message boards with no luck.

My questions are:
What are the symptoms of Mitral/Mitro Valve disorders?
Where is a good source on the net for detailed information?

My father is suggesting a doctor's appointment, since we share many common traits, that I just thought
were "normal"...

After an aerobic workout, working **above 70% range: Shortness of breath, lightheaded, pounding heart, fatigued, headache, some erratic rhythmns - attibuted to not in good enough shape or just pushing it too hard.

Heart beat is difficult to count because rhythmn varies, skips/slows/speeds/palps too. Heart does speeds up above 135 bpm easily, but if effort lessened, returns quickly to "acceptible ranges". Note if working out moderately >70%, then not so bad.

Difficult to assess because I can do heavy exercising, feel fine other than just not enough air/little lightheaded/palps, but afterwards feel awful!

Doctor has stated that I do have a heart murmur.

Paternal side has a history of Arithmia and Mitro/Mitral? valve damage...

My 59 yr old father, fantastic physical condition except for heart problems. Hikes Guatemalen mountains, carries heavy packs, carries huge! heavy trays as a banquet waiter, works out with weights...even though he has shortness of breath, heart palps, irregular beats, etc. Under care of a specialist and is going to have a valve replacement.

He's a case study due to his extreme physical activity and degree of heart damage.(His heart has enlarged and his lungs)

Thanks -dokey

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