Patient Comments: Heart Valve Disease - Symptoms

Question:What symptoms did you experience with heart valve disease?

Comment from: modelo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have heart valve disease and I have experienced fainting, weakness, bodily pain, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, blisters in my mouth and throat, heart palpitation and insomnia. This a very scary feeling.

Comment from: Roxanne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

Swelling of left lower leg from the knee down to my foot. I have shortness of breath if I walk too fast, so I have to walk slow or I get pains in my chest.

Comment from: alice, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 29

I was diagnosed with a heart murmur at 17 and later in life after tests determined I had a narrow pulmonary valve. Now I have been told that I have 2 leaky valves and have had several things happen recently such as lightheadedness, chest pain with jaw pain. I have an appointment scheduled with the cardiologist tomorrow. Was told to get to ER if I get another episode.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 02

My daughter had surgery at 13 to repair congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis, a result of Williams Syndrome. She is now 41 and is currently diagnosed with "moderate" aortic insufficiency, "mild" aortic valve stenosis, and "pulmonary hypertension." She also has symptoms of CHF with lower leg edema and pulmonary insufficiency. We just had a surgical consult and were told that she is not "severe" enough for surgical repair.

Comment from: Mr.poor, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 02

I had heart attack with severe pain in heart and left hand. Was rushed to hospital. I was injected some expensive medicines 4 times. As I couldn't afford angiography I got discharged. Later raising funds I underwent angiography and was diagnosed with blockage in 3 valves. God has to help me.

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