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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Aortic Valve Replacement and Pounding Heart

 Anonymous - Fri Dec 27, 2002 6:53 pm


My Aunt had aortic valve repleacement 9 weeks ago - since then she hears her heart thumping in her head whenever her head touches something - like her pillow to sleep. any ideas? anyone heard of this? Is it her pulse? WIll Magnesium help? Thanks in advance,
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:05 pm

User avatar Dear Randi,

Thank you very much for using our website.

What your aunt is suffering from is most probably paying too much attention to the normal sounds of heart beats especially now that she has a new valve, and some of these valves especially if of the mechanical type have an already mechanical clicky sound that a person sitting besides your aunt would be able to hear it especially if it quiet around.

Hope this helps a little bit.

Thank you for using our website

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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