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Heart makes this phoofphoof sound?

By June 15, 2009 - 3:14pm
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I get this big pump feeling in my heart, like phoofphoof then it goes back to regular beating. I use to have this 2 yrs ago but it only happes twice per day. But since yesterday it raised some concern coz it happens more than 9 times a day. I dont feel any breathlessness. I play Tennis and walks a lot. But I know I am stress out. Also loves chocolates. im not overweight.

I made an appointment to my GP this week. But its 3 days from now. anyways anyone have the same symptoms here?

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Thank you for all the replies, Im trying to educate myself more so I can be more relax and not panic. My appointment is tommorrow and cant waiiitt, yesterday I got 15 phoof sounds again :(

btw, after the phoofphoof sound it makes me cough. like air is passing or something.

June 16, 2009 - 5:27am

I completely agree with Coach VIrginia. What you are describing seems like a heart murmur. A heart murmur is basically an extra heart sound. For example, our heart normally beats "lub-dub" when listening to a person with a murmur's heart you will likely hear a third sound that may sound like a whoosh or swish. Heart murmurs fourtunately, can be innocent and require no treatment; these may be caused by anemia or hyperthyroidism and will go away once the underlying issue is resolved. Then there are those that are abnormal and require further evaluation.

Some people who have heart murmurs do have signs or symptoms of heart problems. The signs and symptoms may include:

* Blue coloring of the skin, especially on the fingertips and inside the mouth
* Shortness of breath
* Excessive sweating
* Chest pain
* Dizziness or fainting
* Fatigue (feeling very tired)

Signs and symptoms depend on the problem causing the murmur and how severe that problem is.

Here is more information on heart murmurs, if you are interested in learning more about them. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.


June 16, 2009 - 3:45am

Dear Michelle26, thanks for the question. What you described sounds like a heart murmur. I used to suffer from those annoying skipped beats and flatters. In may case they did resolved once I learned to keep my magnesium levels where they suppose to be. Since you have made an appointment with your GP, he/she will probably run a couple of tests. Have you ever had a baseline EKG? He/she may order also a 24 or 48-hour Holter Monitor which will record hear beat activity for a 24 or 48-hr period. These tests may show Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) or Premature Auricular Contractions (PACs) both are benign and could go away suddenly.

Most doctors do not think about checking your level of Magnesium, so make sure to ask your GP for that test. There are other essential minerals linked to hear health: Calcium and Potassium. You may want to have those tested as well.

You will be surprised to hear that many athletes suffer from mineral depletion like magnesium. Lack of proper hydration after exercise if at the root cause of heart muscle performance. Electrolytes replacement is very important for individuals like yourself who practice sports on a regular basis. When I was in the Navy, I used to drink 10-12oz of pedialyte (an electrolite drink for babies). It is still a favorite of many adult athletes. There is another one that I use now called E-Lyte. It is awesome and with one cap full in 8oz of water, you can recover from extreme work outs or stress which by the way is known to burn magnesium at fast rates.

June 15, 2009 - 9:03pm
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