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Old 11-12-2008, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finished all testing for the fainting and it is just orthostatic hypotension. (even all bloodwork including thyroid was normal!)

I got a call about my echocardiogram and was told it was "normal" I didn't need to see the cardiologist again...but I DO have mild mitral regurgitation and mild muscle thickening. Again she said everything was "normal".

So now because I am ME I am worried! I researched both and I know it's not serious but why would I have these? Can I get rid of them? How can I ensure my heart is as healthy as possible??

Aside from obesity I had elevated blood pressure which I was put on medicine (water pill) for 6 months before surgery, and I have Grave's disease and spent 1 year on PTU and 1 year on Methimazole. (all of these are resolved and I have been off all meds for 10 months) I took Phen/Phen years ago and after they took an echo and said everything was normal, but I heard this can damage the valves.... do any of these meds cause this?

Any info would be great- I like to be in the know! My Dad's health started with an enlarged heart so I am a little jumpy about heart issues and want to stay on top of anything I can!
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I'm not a doctor, but some mild mitral noise is normal as we age....I would love to talk with you further about the Phen/Fen....my mom won a settlement from them over this issue....I had mine checked too, and all is fine...some mitral noise, but nothing they were overly concerned about....
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I am curious to hear what Doc has to say but....don't worry yourself. If there was a problem the wouldn't be saying "normal" after all those tests. Like Kath said...some might be normal with age.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not a doctor, but some mild mitral noise is normal as we age....I would love to talk with you further about the Phen/Fen....my mom won a settlement from them over this issue....I had mine checked too, and all is fine...some mitral noise, but nothing they were overly concerned about....
Yes Kath- they said after I took it that it was fine. (although I had the WORSE tech ever who caused me so much pain doing an echo I was severly bruised on my breastbone for days). The tech this time was so gentle I was shocked and said I thought this was supposed to hurt?! She said only bad techs push hard and hurt people! LOL
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Kara, I hope you get to feeling better and please try to worry. Maybe Doc will have some answers for you, but if there was anything wrong, I dont think the tests would have come back "normal".
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First off, since the conclusion is "normal" and "don't need to see the cardiologist again", no need to worry yourself sick.

That said, a few points.
1) Phen/Fen is known to cause heart damage, and Lisa/fr1endly2 was in a class action suit for this. The mild regurgitation could be a result from this. I take it the cardiologist knows this history, so this is taken into account with the overall diagnosis. If not, let him/her know, and see what is said about that.
2) Being overweigt for a long time, plus high blood pressure can put a strain on your heart and cause the regurgitation and thickening of the heart muscles.
3) True, thyroids sometimes cause heart issues, too.

The point though is, that what you have are all within normal limits. Since it's been reported, I'd say on the high end of normal, but still, not at a level where a regular follow up or treatment is necessary. Also, the factors that will make the issues progress have been removed--except aging .
I will admit, as you age--age in itself is a deteriorating factor for much of our functions, the easiest thing for us to work on improving with age is our wisdom and maturity --the level of damage MAY progress. If you are worried, have a check that includes echocardiogram and stress ECG every 3-5 years in your age bracket, and probably every year or 2 above 60 IF the regurgitation and thickness (hypertrophy in medical terms) increases. In between, annual ECG is recommended, but then this is recommended for any/everyone even if things are normal. If no change with the regurgitation and hypertrophy, then probably every 2-3 above age 60 is good enough.
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