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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor, i am having mitral valve prolapse with chest pain and shortness of breath.does drinking coca cola and pepsi worsen it or create problem.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Prolapse: The cola drinks are not likely to be a short term problem. We don't recommend drinking soda however, whether cola or other.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: Moderation, but with your symptoms it may be time for an evaluation and echo to check.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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