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I have mitral valve prolapse, they looked at my heart on echo, am i really going to be okay? am i at risk for a heat attack?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
MVP Rarely Serious: As always, get copies of echo video & examine yourself to better understand. This is an echo DX & usually does not indicate anything of importance; echo reader is attempting to find something to justify echo or imply basis of symptoms. MVP is in the eye of the reader, some docs call it a lot, some rarely (same images). Valve leak more relevant but still usually minor if BP & Heart size low normal.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Periodic checks: Regular cardiology and echo and you may be perfect for decades. Shortness of breath, arrythmias, some chest discomfort are not unusual. Heart attack is quite unusual.

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