A 41-year-old member asked:
is it a good idea to take flumist if i have a minor mvp (mitral valve prolapse)?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Alisa Niksch answered
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
Dr. Steven Guyton answered
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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