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borderline mitral valve prolapse

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Doubtful: not likely. Get periodic medical exam.

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Birth defect: It's abnormal tissue composing the mitral valve from birth. Myxomatous tissue is thickened, exuberant, and stretches - thus doesn't provide proper sup ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends: Sometimes surgery can correct depending on your general health status.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
No: Normal wear n tear given HTN.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience in Cardiology
Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significan ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: Some people with mitral valve prolapse are more prone to get palpitations when under stress or with stimulants ( alcohol or caffeine or pseudoephedrin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No: Mitral valve prolapse with palpitations can be bothersome and cause anxiety but is generally not dangerous (unless the condition progresses to signifi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Narrowing: This is a narrowing of the valve opening usually caused by rheumatic fever. It eventually leads to respiratory symptoms and heart failure. Fortunatel ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bi ... Read More
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