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AUDIBLE CLICKING NOISE FROM LEFT CHEST WALL

THIS WEEKEND, MY HUSBAND HAD A CLICKING NOISE COMING FROM HIS LEFT CHEST WALL.  THE "CLICK" TRULY SOUNDED MECHANICAL.  THE CLICK ALSO COINSIDED WITH HIS HEARTBEAT.  THIS  HAPPENED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY.  NO EPISODES TODAY OR YESTERDAY.  HOWEVER, HE HAS BEEN COMPLAING OF A PAIN TO HIS LEFT CHEST WALL FOR ABOUT A WEEK.  HE THINKS MAYBE IT IS A PULLED MUSCLE.  I'M THINKING IT IS RELATED TO THE CLICKING NOISE.  HAS ANYONE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM OR KNOW SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EXTERNAL AUDIBLE CLICKING NOISE THAT COINSIDES WITH HIS HEARTBEAT?
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547002 tn?1219800976
You should probably at least have it checked out. Might me a murmur??
612551 tn?1450025775
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Sounds something like a mitral valve prolaps see:

http://www.dreddyclinic.com/findinformation/mm/mitralvalveprolapse.htm

You will have to copy and paste the above into you browser to get to the web site.

While MVP is know to make a clicking sound, I doubt that in most cases one could hear it without a stethoscope - but I do not know that to be the case.
187666 tn?1331176945
There are different gradings of heart murmurs. A very mild one would be a #1. The very severe murmurs that can be heard without a stethoscope would be a #6. Some murmurs are turbulent flows, some are clicks related to the valves. The best thing for him to do now is see his doctor and probably get an echocardiogram done to see what's going on in there.
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Well. If it is a mitral valve issue and the click cn be herd without a stethoscope, it is in an advanced stage and other symptoms woud accompany the chest pain, such as; dizzyness, fatigue, shortness of breath...particularly when lying down. It could also be comming from the lungs. Inflammation would increase the problems assosiated with mitrl valve prolapse and a crp test should be given to check as well as a white count. But the best advise anyone could give you, would be a Doctor, AFTER they examine your husband. So get his butt in there!
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YOU COULD HAVE A BIRTH DEFECT CALLED  WOLF WHITE PARKISON SYNDROME ASK FOR A ECG AND THEY SHOULD FIND IT ON A ECG
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