Why do I hear and feel my heart beat in my head?

I had 2 stents put in almost 2 years ago. I can hear and feel my heartbeat in my head like a huge drum 24 hours a day. Why is this?

Submitted by Richard from California on 12/03/2013

by Maher M. Nasser, MD

Dear Richard,
The fact you have 2 stents has nothing to do with your symptoms. You may have an irregular heart beat making you feel it in your head. High blood pressure can also do that at times. It is a good idea to have your cardiologist evaluate your symptoms since he is familiar with your condition. Regards.