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chest gurggle

I am 32 yr old who is in pretty good health.  I was recently diagnossed with a mitral valve prolapse and a mild pulmonic and aortic regurgitation.  I was told by the doctor that shouldn't be the cause of why I am so tired and that they medicine to fix it would just make me more tired and it would make sense to take it.  I get so tired I have to take breaks when cleaning or doing simple tasks.
My question is the the last 3 months as I am laying down for a while I get a gurggle feeling in my chest and it almost feels like congestion so I make a cough to see if that would help and I have no congestion at all and the cough doesnt help.  When I stand for a minute is when it will go away.
Can you please tell me what this means or if I should go get a 2nd opinion???  Heart related issues runs on my mother side of the family and just about everyone has an issue.
Please help :)
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Definitely get a second opinion.  You might even want to get that second opinion from a cardiothoracic surgeon.  Medication cannot "fix" a bad heart valve; it can only compensate somewhat for the problem.  Sometimes the basic problem with the valve(s) has to be fixed with surgery.  When my own aortic valve was failing, I had symptoms similar to yours, and it turned out that I was in congestive heart failure.  Please seek further help, and good luck.  In the meantime, sleeping propped up on pillows or in a recliner may help -- but that is not a cure, either.  You need expert medical attention.
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I also get such a bad chest pain in the exact spot as my heart and when I try to take a breath it hurts so bad that I can only take really short breaths.  It usually lasts for 2 to 5 min.
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Thank you so much for your quick response.  It is really helpful to have some advice.  I really do appreciate it. thank you so much and good luck to you as well :)
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I'm doing great, thank you.  Let us know how you fare.  I will be thinking about you.
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