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will correction of mitral valve problem help an enlarged heart

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: MVP doesn't cause the heart to enlarge, but mitral regurgitation which accompanies MVP does and if it has, should be carefully evaluated for possible ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Daily eggs: Data doesn't prove one way or the other. The reasonable course is to follow a mediterranean diet and keep egg intake to a couple of times a week.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
CoQ10: Yes, you can take this daily and it will not be a problem with your mitral valve prolapse.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
High complexity: This is difficult. YOU MUST BE FOLLOWED BY AN EXPERT.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mitral Valve Prolaps: Mitral valve prolapse is fairly common, about 15% of population. Also known as barlow's syndrome. Can be associated with palpitations, vague chest pai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt/workup: It is possible that the right sided heart problem is related to a change in the anatomy on that side. The leaky valve makes the heart work more with e ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tricuspid repair: Whether to repair a tricuspid valve is a complicated problem dependent on the details of the patient's physiology. It is possible for some people to d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
It could but: Exercise generally beneficial & if symptoms are pronounced with exercise medication or surgical intervention may be required.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
If for example: You have mitral valve prolapse, an exercise aerobic regimen will increase your cardiopulmonary capacity without worsening your heart valve problem. I ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Linkage of the mitral valve due to endocarditis is usually due to damage done by the infection. Social alcohol drinking is not usually associated with ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tricuspid repair: Whether to repair a tricuspid valve is a complicated problem dependent on the details of the patient's physiology. It is possible for some people to d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (mayb ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No relationship : Between alcohol & mitral valve regurgitation.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Question stream: Following your question stream you should see a cardiologist and be evaluated and be sure to ask the cardiologist the questions you placed here. Answe ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: Alcohol won't damage the heart valve, or affect the repair. Remember however that moderation is key with alcohol consumption. Hope this helps!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Valve: Valve surgery is usually not considered unless patient is having significant problems. Passing out etc. Pulmaonary HTN can be treated medically. You n ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve: We have no specific steps other than good medical care. If hypertensive it needs treatment, anti atherosclerotic therapy is also appropriate.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: I doubt that, but it will depend on the actual problem you are having with those. A consult with a heart surgeon is what you need.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Extremely variable: The two entities are usually unrelated. First, sinus node dysfunction. As people age, this usually becomes worse, and (especially if there is need for ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Narrowing: Narrowing of the heart valve due to rheumatic heart disease, congenital abnormalities and calcification of the heart valve.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ultrasound dx: An ultrasound examination is the test that is the most operator-dependent exam in medicine. It usually is not performed in the ER. MVP is usually a be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Echocardiography is the most accurate non-invasive way to visualize the heart valves. Inflammation or malfunction of the valves is easily spotted. Tha ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Some arrythmia is common. Usually atrial not arrest. Continue good choices: non smoking weight control cv training and careful followup.

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