A 48-year-old member asked:

Why does your heart hurt when you have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Chest pain MVP: Inmitral valve prolapse abnormalities in the valve makes it to fall back in to the left atrium as the ventricle contracts.This flopping or prolapsing is sometime perceived as chest pain/heart pain.The pain can be recurring and varies in intensity depending on the size of the prolapse.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 41 years experience
MVP: Not really... A lot of "symptoms" have been attributed to mvp. However, there are quite a few studies showing no difference in symptoms in people with or without mvp. Too often, mvp has been used as a "convenience" diagnosis to explain a variety of poorly defined symptoms. Conclusion, it can, but most likely it is not...
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