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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have mitral valve prolapse/heart murmur, is this reason for holter?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Holter will be able to analyze your heart rhythmn whether regular or not. Premature beats are associated with mitral prolapse.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

I have mitral valve prolapse plus a heart murmur, is this normal.?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 54 years experience
Not normal, not bad: Mitral valve prolapse, a condition in which the mitral valve (which prevents blood going back into the left atrium from the left vntricle) snaps back ("prolapses") into the atrium, making a click which the doctor can hear. If blood leaks back, this makes the murmur. A click only is harmless; if there is a murmur, it may be significant. An echocardiogram will be helpful in evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Heart murmur: Could occur in same person. Murmur is detected by auscultation by listening to heart beats with stethoscope. Mortal valve prolapse is seen on screen by doing echocardiogram.
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