My Story: “It’s Almost Like My Heart Was Jumping Out Of My Chest” [VIDEO]

In 2012, Jason Philpot went to his doctor for what he thought would be a routine physical. His doctor mentioned he had a heart murmur, generally considered harmless.

READ: Heart Murmurs: What Are They & What To Do About Them

“Initially, we didn’t take it that serious because we didn’t see any signs of it causing any problem,” Brandi Philpot, Jason’s wife, said in a video for the American Heart Association. Within four months of learning he had a heart murmur, Jason says things started to go downhill very quickly.

“Every time my heart beat, it’s almost like my heart was jumping out of my chest.”