Heart Disease Community
Carotid Buit Question(PLEASE)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Carotid Buit Question(PLEASE)

I really need someone to answer or try to help me out with this question.

I had a 1 yr physical about 1 1/2 months ago and my PCP heard a bruit in my right neck.  She sent me for a carotid doppler, which was clear and no problems.  Then I went to my cardiologist to have my mitral valve prolapse re-checked.  They did an echo and it revealed severe regurgitiation/mitral valve prolapse.  I am 40 year old female and healthy otherwise.  The regurg. appeard to have gotten worse in the past 10 years.  I was told that I would need mitral valve repair to correct everything.  I've been so nervous the last month.  

Today I went for a TEE and I received unbelievable news.  I do not need a mitral valve repair.  The regurgitation appears very mild on TEE and the posterior prolapse appears mild as well.  This is very different finding than the thoracic echo that I had done 3 weeks ago.  I am in shock that I do not need surgery, which I was told today.  I am trilled.

The doctor is sending me for an MRA to rule out an aneyrusm because of the bruit still heard in my right neck.  He doesn't think that the bruit is coming from my heart.  

Has anyone ever heard of this?  Can an aneurysm somewhere in your body cause a bruit sound?  What else can it be.
Thanks
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
5268376_tn?1406183312
Blank
Navywife21113 3 days of magnesium and my ... Comment
1 hr ago
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
Food Safety for Both Hot and Cold F...
Jul 29 by gymdandee
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ejoli commented on child24angel's status
Jul 29
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA