posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 04:32 PM
I have a heart murmur (female, in my 50s). My mother also has it. She's still alive in her 70s. It was explained to me that it wasn't a big deal,
it is fairly common, don't worry about it. I have heard that those with heart murmurs have to have antibiotics if they're going to have dental work
done, just to be safe.
As far as the heart symptoms your partner is having, women tend to be underdiagnosed, A LOT OF THE TIME, when it comes to heart disease. Panic
attacks, anxiety, and stress often accompany it. Doctors still assume that women don't get heart disease, making it a top killer of women.
I worked with a lady,who had never been heavy, didn't have bad eating habits, who started to slow down in her early 50s. She kept complaining of
back pain and nausea. She always seemed anxious. Finally it bothered her enough to go into the ER. She was immediately rushed into surgery and a few
stents were placed in her arteries, which were nearly occluded and blocked. Women don't have the usual chest pain like men do. It's often anxiety,
nausea, and the pain between the shoulder blades.
Please encourge your partner to seek medical attention, and insist they check her for heart problems!!