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heart murmur

#3
one oh the lassie that was on my seletion was defered the 1st time because of a heart murmer thingy but made it through the second time no probs
 
#6
A heart murmour can SUGGEST that you have a heart problem, most murmours are "innocent" Ie. no problem whatsoever, you need to get yourself up to London for testing I believe, you probably will be deferred and given your ticket to London or however it works.
 
#7
Yeah there are 12 University Hospitals across the UK which have a Cardiology Specialist unit inside, I got defeerred 1st Oct because of a murmur, but they sent me to University Hospital in wales and had it cheched out... All was fine! So I'm pretty happy that i know ill 100% pass selection again 29th Oct when im sent back :) Nothing to worry about Bruffy, almost 100% of Murmurs are innocent!
 
#12
It may be worth going to your GP and getting an echo cardiogram done ASAP. My GP did this for me and I turned up with the results. It saves getting sent home to have the procedure done. You'll need a very good GP but if you explain what this means to you I'm pretty sure they'll pull out all the stops for you - worth a try anyway.
 
#13
Heart murmers not a problem just finished 24 years in Army and was diagnosed with a heart murmer prior to joining.
Only thing that may be a problem is that after I had been allez uber der platz by plane/train and automobile they decided that I should not really have flown in helicopters for some reason (never stopped me) was something about a poss of increased risks when flying.
Maybe something to think about with being a Para
 
#14
It totally depends on the type of murmer. Usually in a young fit person they are flow murmers which means a very healthy heart pumping the blood round in a very fit body. I've heard that most top athletes have them?? (typical - the heart of an athlete but not the body:) )

It's really a case of getting the medical, being reffered for an echo (if you haven't already had one done), then if all is OK crack on with the training.
 
#17
caulkhead said:
It totally depends on the type of murmer. Usually in a young fit person they are flow murmers which means a very healthy heart pumping the blood round in a very fit body. I've heard that most top athletes have them?? (typical - the heart of an athlete but not the body:) )

It's really a case of getting the medical, being reffered for an echo (if you haven't already had one done), then if all is OK crack on with the training.
well some athletes may have them, but also, some athletes have big noses.

a flow murmur in top athletes only is usualy found when they lie down, and goes away when they are standing. also, it tends to be in endurance athletes, not athletes as a whole. people who race about 10 miles plus, and train for a long time, and only then, people who do it in a bloody fast time.

its to do with enlarged heart from lots of exercise and such, and an athlete with a flow murmur tends to have a resting heart rate in the 30-40 bpm range, if not lower.

its fairly unlikely that people attending ADSC would have murmurs for the reason you suggested.
 
#18
think the doc said something bowt a flow murmur!is that bad???i play football and do lots of running and have no problems!!?!?the doc said i could go for 1 of them tests if i wanted.would this be better than going to selection centre and getting deffered?
 
#19
Soozi said:
Oh no, well better to get it checked out! How was the camp whilst you were there?
Yeah exactly just annoying doing all that journey to come back after a few hours.

What i saw of it was ok. But mainly only saw the medical center lol. But they seem to be doing alot of upgrading work new blocks etc..
 
#20
Don't worry Bruffy11 - somes murmurs are OK and won't affect you in any way with your future career. Actually, although I'm not a cardiologist (perhaps christheclimber is??), I have experience in the army medical field and personal experience with flow murmurs too.

Very many service people have murmurs and it has something to do with sport and levels of fitness. Stands to reason that if you are fit you have a low pulse, if you are training seriously for selection you will be fit. I'm sure some athletes have big noses and don't those fast, short distance runners have big other things as well?

I certainly suggest you get the echo done before you go for selection and take the results with you. It will save you time and agro from not being deffered (although there is always the chance they may want to check it out themselves anyway.)
 

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