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Mitral valve prolapse and viagra

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Probably: The precaution with taking viagra (sildenafil) is usually in patients who also take nitrates, both of which together can cause unsafe drop in blood pr... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Not sure of quest: Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the leaflets come together. This may cause the valve to leak. In most people prolapse is a relatively be... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral prolapse : One can often diagnose prolapse by physical exam. Echocardiography usually diagnoses it relaibly and gives more information along with it.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Echo: Echocardiogram is the best noninvasive test.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Echocardiogram : Is best way to diagnose & assess severity.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Palpaitations: If its mild no symptoms are likely . If moderate palpitaions and some shortness of breath with exercise . Severe mvp usually reults in significant reg... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhyth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
MVP: MVP is mostly asymptomatic. Common symptoms ascribed to the condition are palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue with symptoms, atypical chest... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Myxomatous change: Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant. Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretc... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
As above: Cocaine use can increase u pulse rate , which mean put more work on u heart , this is not good specially for some one with u condition.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not likely: Mvp typically doesn't cause too many problems in an otherwise healthy person. If there is an underlying heart problem or other disease process at work... Read More

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