• 14 days ago

    Leaky Heart Valves

    I'm 46 years old and it was discovered a couple of years ago that all four of my heart valves are leaking. They are not leaking a significant amount and the doctor told me not to worry that it is very common. My question is, can leaky valves worsen? If so, what causes them to worsen? I'm having shortness of breath just by walking around my house and my heart rate increases dramatically just by getting up from a seated position. The shortness of breath seems to be brought on by activity; very little activity. Does anybody else have this same issue?

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  • 3 days ago

    RE: Leaky Heart Valves

    I also have defective valves and take atenolol for it and found I get short of breath after taking meds so I take late in afternoon and walk a mile and a half at least every other day with barely a problem,but before taking med. After meds I eat dinner, watch tv and putter around house.