I have a slight heart murmur, I was probably born with it. I didn't even know I had it until I was in my teens. From what I understand, instead of boom-boom, my heart beat goes boom-foom. It's called systolic emission or something like that and it's very slight.
From what I know generally heart murmurs aren't always serious or dangerous. Although I know you can't get into the military if you have one! And it would probably keep me out of elite competition- like at the Lance Armstrong level. I guess for what I do, I'm okay.BUt does anyone know just how much you can push yourself? How about when you get older? I'm not planning on climbing the ventoux or anything but wonder sometimes. I suppose I should ask my MD, but I am curious if anyone else has this condition and what they do.