confused about S3 and S4

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Snuggles70739
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   Posted 4/29/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I am new to this and I am really really confused. I am 33 yrs old and was battling an illness for almost 3 weeks at home by doctors care. THey kept treating me for Bronchitis and nothing was working, so they direct admitted me to the hospital were I stayed for 13 days. I was told while I was there that I was admitted and it was detected that I had Congestive Heart Failure.
 
Now.. yesterday I had to go get all my medical records from the hospital so that I can bring it all to the Cardiologist today, but last night while looking through the papers, on all my pages dealing with my heart there were noted that S1 and S2 were normal.... but either there was no S3 gallop.... or on some pages is said "no S3 or S4"... now what does that mean.. is that a good thing or a bad thing...
 
I just have so much going on right now, that I am driving myself nuts with all these problems and things I dont understand.. so if you can help me... PLEASE give me some advise!!!!

Sarita
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   Posted 4/30/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
S1-4 are specific heart sounds. It's complicated and best left for the cardiologist to interpret. Basically, S1 is the "lub" and S2 is the "dub." Having an S3 and S4 can indicate some sort of disease process. In a healthy heart, S3 and S4 will not be heard. So this is good news for you!
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Sarita
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   Posted 4/30/2008 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
P.S. Ask your doc to explain these to you - I think it's important for you to get all the info from your treating physician. I just thought maybe this might alleviate your short-term fears!
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Snuggles70739
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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you sooooo much, I just have sooo much going on that this is just one less worry I have to worry about.. but I will be meeting with the Cardiologist on tomorrow.... because even though I am on medicine I still have a very fast heart rate that they done understand.... and I just lost my mother last year to heart disease.
 
But Thanks for easing my worries!!!
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