A member asked:
i constantly get depressed and anxious.was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, always getting sick.could this mean my heart may be regurgitating?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sparacino answered
36 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: They probably aren't related. Talk to your doctor about echocardiography. That will answer the question of regurgitation.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Mitral Valve Prolaps: Mvp is a common finding in people with anxiety disorders, especially panic disorder. It doesn't mean one causes the other, nor does it mean there's significant regurgitation. Consult with a cardiologist -- including any other exams s/he suggests -- should give you opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and feel relieved. Also, see psychiatrist and therapist for depression/anxiety help.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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