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How to tell if i have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral prolapse : One can often diagnose prolapse by physical exam. Echocardiography usually diagnoses it relaibly and gives more information along with it.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Echo: Echocardiogram is the best noninvasive test.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Echocardiogram : Is best way to diagnose & assess severity.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Valve failure: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. Mvp is where the valve prolapses into the left atrium during contraction, and can be associated with progressive failure of the valve over many decades. It is caused by abnormal collagen formations of the valve.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is a mitral valve prolapse and what are the dangers?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: Mitral valve prolapse (aka primary form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve aka floppy mitral valve syndrome) is a valvular heart disease characterized by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. Eventually it could lead to worsening of mitral regurgitation, heart failure, cardioac arrythmias and death.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me anything about mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
MVP: Mvp is a condition where the collagen fibers of the mitral valve aren't laid down properly. It leads to breakdown of the valve. People with mvp are at higher risk for needing valve surgery at some point in their lives. It is usually managed with serial cardiac echo's every 6-12 months. People with mvp should follow with a cardiologist on a regular basis.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could go to gym if I have a mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Absolutely: For sure. There are no activity restrictions for MVP.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe...

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