A few days ago I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. I am waiting for further testing to see if it is a valve problem, or an innocent murmur. I am very scared! I have had palpitations for years, they are usually after exercise, but sometimes also at rest. I do sometimes get a rapid heart rate too where I feel a little more winded doing things (also has happened for awhile). I know many heart murmurs are harmless and that they don't cause symptoms. Is the fact that I have palpitations and rapid heart beats sometimes almost a guarantee of a valve problem, or some other heart problem?
Does anyone have these symptoms and have a healthy heart? I'm very nervous. I walk my dog everyday and I'm only about 10 pounds overweight. I am 24 years old.
I had a chest xray in march which came back normal (if that means anything)