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I WAS AT MY RHUEMOTOLOGIST TODAY AND HE WAS LISTENING TO MY HEART AND ASKED IF ANYONE EVER TOLD ME I HAD A HEART MURMUR? NO ONE HAD! IS THIS SOMETHING COMMON IN PPL WITH POTS? HE SAID ALOT OF PPL HAVE THEM, AND IT ISNT A BIG DEAL- HE WENT ON TO TELL ME ABOUT MINE- BUT CUT HIM SELF OFF, AND LATER SAID HE WAS SENDING ME FOR AN ECHOCARDIOGRAM. JUST CURIOSE IF MURMURS ARE COMMON WITH POTS? THANKS!

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With those of us who have mitral valve prolapse and dysautonomia- yes, murmurs are quite common. Murmurs are usually benign even though they may cause uncomfortable symptoms. It is always good to have them checked out as a preventative measure. My murmur is pretty significant and tends to hurt the doctors' and nurses ears with they listen. I have several cardiac diagnoses including tachy-brady syndrome (I now have a pacer) so hopefully, yours is just a normal "variation". Good luck!

Carmen

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Hi Jess, just a quick request--please write in regular lower case letters--online, all caps is considered yelling; also it's harder to read.

As for murmurs-they are quite common in the general population-i've not read anything saying that our crew has more than the general population, with the exception of those with EDS b/c that can cause the valves to be a bit "floppy" and therefore result in a murmur. Also, those with true MVP definitely have a murmur--MVP overlaps in symptoms with all the autonomic problems, and itself can be the root cause; however, many of us don't have any known "mechanical" problems and yet still have POTS.

nina

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