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An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
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 pains but not tiredness.
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Probably not: Unless you have additional valve pathology such as significant stenosis or regurgitation, it is unlikely. Many people have some mitral valve prolapse and the vast majority are asymptomatic.

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