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A 20-year-old male asked:

i am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation.i have shortness of breath and chest pain. i feel like iam going to die. why is it so?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It's not the valve: The mild mvp and mild regurgitation are considered a normal finding by most. You obviously had the study for a reason. You should discuss this with you doc.Pain with a chest origin can originate from the bony structure, the lung or lung linings and the entrance to the stomach. A good history and physical can point the way.Lifestyle issues often trigger the events.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Doubt it's the heart: I don't think your symptoms can be caused by your heart given your description of the echo findings. There could be many other causes of your symptoms. One potential would be panic attacks. Often these give you the feeling you are dying. Check with your doctor for follow up.

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