A 36-year-old member asked:
is someone who is facing surgery for mitral valve prolapse and on beta blockers usually depressed and inactive?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: Mitral disease- leakage or mitral regurgitation can be very gradual until very serious or it can happen acutely with a cordal rupture etc! inmthe long course patients are fatigued and have heart failure and swelling. Any heart ailment is depressing and more to some folks. Get fixed and be better!
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz answered
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No.: Mental status is independent of mitral valve. You can be happy, active and very sociable with mitral valve prolapse and b blocker therapy awaiting mitral valve surgery. It is all on the persons attitude towards surgery.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
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