Ventricular Septal Defects
Well as it turns out, though the heart symptoms that sent me to the specialists two years ago are probably not related, it seems I do have some mild problems as indicated by the echocardiogram then. One is a possible very small ventricular septal defect probably there since birth and the other (s?) is/are mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation- ie. a little backflow from the valves. If only the cardiologist had returned my call back then, I would have gone to see the people when it was uppermost on my mind. Funny how I know everything there is to know about the other family members medical idiosyncrasies and very little about my own.
I dislike going to a doc for a physical because they always find all these other tests that they want. This time is no exception. I will spend the next few weeks going to various specialists, updating various tests, so that they can tell me that there is nothing to do about the little minor annoyances that occur as one's body begins to wear out a teeny bit.