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Can mitral valve prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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It is highly unlikely that the diagnoses of mitral prolapse and anemia would be confused with each other.

Answered Mar 2, 2020

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Mitral valve prolapse is a harmless condition unless it is causing leaking. Mvp usually doesn't have any symptoms.

Answered Mar 2, 2020

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