A 41-year-old member asked:
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is it a good idea to take flumist if i have a minor mvp (mitral valve prolapse)?

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Dr. Alisa Niksch
21 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No problem...: There is no danger of taking FluMist to this minor abnormality of your mitral valve. Flumist contains a live, weakened flu virus, so you should not take this form of the vaccine if you have a problem with your immune system. You should also avoid the flu vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to eggs. Your heart should be just fine!
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: The mitral valve prolapse should not have any effect on the immunization. Similarly, the flutist is very unlikely to have any effect on the mitral valve.
Answered on Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: In the 2017-18 flu season the protection rate from the flu mist is so bad that most centers do not recommend its use.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018

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Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case).
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