Discussions that mention furosemide

Heart Disorders board

Hi jkoz,

Many people have a heart murmur that doesn't require treatment...but it should be monitored.

A side effect of a diuretic (my med, furosemide) can be, but highly unlikely, is weakness, numness/tingling in the arms/legs. IMHO "soreness" isn't related to heart problem.

The heart enlargement is a more serious condition. There may or may not be a connection with the heart murmur. For instance, during systole (heart pumping) some of the blood flows back into the atrium due to a valve problem. The heart compensates by enlarging its chamber/chambers to meet the system's demand for more blood. Many other reasons for an enlargement as well and that includes high BP. Regardless, it appears you have heart issues and a cardiologist is better prepared to understand and apply the proper treatment.