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Absecon, NJ
A 64-year-old male asked:

Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. suggestions?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sperling
26 years experience
See your doctor: You need to make sure this is not angina at rest. You may also be having symptoms of a minor stroke, known as a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Since you are already having cardiac problems the same process of atherosclerosis puts you at risk for strokes.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardiac evaluation: Though patients with mvp are known to sometimes have atypical chest pains, you need to rule out a coronary cause given your age and type of symptom. You should see a cardiologist for a complete workup.

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