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Doctor insights on: Anterior Leaflet

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Is anterior leaflet mvp serious?

Depends: It depends on whether you have mitral valve regurgitation and how severe. There are a lot of mvp diagnosed patients who actually do not have it per the new criteria, so any further advice I would give you would be mere speculation because I do not even know if you truly have mvp. However, in the absence of mitral regurgitation, mvp is not serious. ...Read more

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Does mitral valv anterior leaflet sag cause my ectopic beats? Will it heal? Is there anything I should avoid? Thank you

Does mitral valv anterior leaflet sag cause my ectopic beats? Will it heal? Is there anything I should avoid? Thank you

Sag> post ectop beat: I believe U R talking about Mitral Valve Prolapse? Some-times Mitral valve is larger than required to cover valve orifice. It opens to fill the LV when the LV is relaxing, but when LV contracts valve closes & pushes beyond limits of orifice into Lft Atrium. LV beat has less pressure with ectopic beat, but beat right after ectopic is stronger, so prolapse could be more obvious after an ectopic. ...Read more

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MV structure appears normal with long mobile anterior leaflet which flattens Slightly in systole. Got told my echo was normal but what does this mean? Why would it say normal if this comment was made? Surely this is abnormal? Do I have valve disease?

If you took a: Picture of a bridge and there were pedestrians crossing it you would say it is normal. If there were no pedestrians crossing it you would also say it is normal. You would describe the bridge and presence or absence of pedestrians either way. The echo interpretation is being descriptive of a normal finding. It is not abnormal it just is the way it is. No valve disease. Normal for you. ...Read more

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My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

Incidental finding: Anterior leaflet thickening is not an uncommon finding and is usually seen incidentally. It is of little clinical significance if it is not associated with more than mild regurgitation or "leakage" of the mitral valve, restriction in opening of the valve, or other structural heart disease. So essentially, if the rest of the echo is normal probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without a prolapse, what does this mean?

I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without a prolapse, what does this mean?

Nothing really. : This really doesn't mean much, just that the person reading the echo thought that the mitral valve tissue looks a little "floppy." nonetheless, it sounds like your valve is functioning fine and that is what matters most. Some mitral valves are prolapsed (pushed up into the atrium or upper heart chamber), but yours is not, which is good. Sounds to me like you will live a long and healthy life. ...Read more

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Got sagged anterior mitral leaflet TR MR, pac sometimes (holter showed)I get this weird double strong beat during norm rhythm no pause what's that?

Got sagged anterior mitral leaflet TR MR, pac sometimes (holter showed)I get this weird double strong beat during norm rhythm no pause what's that?

Regurgitation: You have evidence on echocardiogram that your valves do not close enough and you get some back flow. A common issue. PAC's come because valve connected to heart muscle and this pulls on the muscle to cause irritation and eXtra beat. ...Read more

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I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without prolapse and also have trivial regurgitation, is this dangerous?

I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without prolapse and also have trivial regurgitation, is this dangerous?

Back to Valve Basics: What do the heart valves do? They allow blood flow forward (most important) & (hopefully) prevent any reverse flow. Without an inlet & outlet valve, each ventricle of our heart would not pump anything. Prolapse commonly a "fad diagnosis" of no significance. However, leak (regurgitation), because it increases heart ventricle workload another matter. If small, heart strong & does not worsen, minor. ...Read more

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My palpitations seems to have increased after 2months of gym, did echo sag of anterior mitralvalve leaflet, Trivial MR. Gym is the cause?will it heal?

My palpitations seems to have increased after 2months of gym, did echo sag of anterior mitralvalve leaflet, Trivial MR. Gym is the cause?will it heal?

The GYM: Is NOT the cause of that ECHO result...mild MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE is something you were BORN with!

As far as the palpitations are concerned speak with the Cardiologist who ordered the cardiac echo or if your PCP ordered it ask for a Cardiology referral
EXERC(ISE is GOOD!
Get advice as to controlling the palps
Hope this helps1
DrZ ...Read more

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Was going up the stairs HR was 120-140 and I had two skip beats (heard its danger) weren't followed, echo anterior mitralvalve leaflet sag trivial MR?

Was going up the stairs HR was 120-140 and I had two skip beats (heard its danger) weren't followed, echo anterior mitralvalve leaflet sag trivial MR?

Depends on situation: If you were walking up stairs heart rate too high for someone your age. If running up the stairs the rate likely indicates lack of fitness. In mitral valve prolapse (sagging valve leaf) not uncommon to get extra beats nor is it uncommon for a young person to have extra beats. Either wearing a monitor or doing a treadmill test would clarify the issue see your MD. Suspect this is not a danger to you ...Read more

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In my echo reprt it says mild buckling of anterior mitral leaflet, no myxomatous thickness seen. And also trace mitral regurgitation.

In my echo reprt it says mild buckling of anterior mitral leaflet, no myxomatous thickness seen. And also trace mitral regurgitation.

Common picture: This is a common description of what can be an unremarkable finding. Some cardiologists will interpret this as mild mitral valve prolapse, but the description actually sounds more like one of the common normal variants of mitral valve appearance on echocardiogram. This appearance frequently is associated with no future negative outcomes. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Can anterior mitral leaflet redundancy with trivial regurgitation cause ventricular tachycardia?

Can anterior mitral leaflet redundancy with trivial regurgitation cause ventricular tachycardia?

Usually low risk: Mitral valve redundancy, usually called prolapse, usually produces no symptoms or minor symptoms. If the valve leak is trivial, that's very good news and serious complications including ventricular tachycardia are not expected because the left ventricle is not under strain. ...Read more

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Echo sag of anterior mv leaflet & trivial regurgitation, 3 day holter 22 pac 4 couplet 3 pvc. Sometimes I feel runs of extra beats. Can l go to gym?

Echo sag of anterior mv leaflet & trivial regurgitation, 3 day holter 22 pac 4 couplet 3 pvc. Sometimes I feel runs of extra beats. Can l go to gym?

Results are yours: It's a good question. In general, the results of tests that you had done should be available to you. Since it sounds like you have already seen a doctor, and are looking for a 2nd opinion, those results would be part of the process, along with a lot more detailed questioning than fits in these little boxes. Consider a second opinion inbox consult on healthtap. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?

Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed.  What is your opinion?

These certainly: Are findings one could have on an ECHO. Without actually seeing the echo we can't say that is our interpretation. If the interpretation is accurate you have significant regurgitant mitral valve prolapse and should be followed by a cardiologist to avoid long term adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Sagging of anterior mitral valve leaflet, trivial MR. Doctor said it's normal for teen growth and heals. Prescribed propranolol 10 for skips? MVP?

Sagging of anterior mitral valve leaflet, trivial MR. Doctor said it's normal for teen growth and heals. Prescribed propranolol 10 for skips? MVP?

If you have mitral: Valve prolapse it is a condition that does not "heal" nor is it associated with teen growth. Sagging of the anterior leaflet is not prolapse. Propranolol is fine but this dose is too low to be clinically effective it is more homeopathic than anything. You should consider having your echo reviewed and obtaining a second opinion. Otherwise, when you apply for insurance you will be rated for heart dz. ...Read more

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Echo trivial MR, sagging of anterior mitral valve leaflet, doctor says it's related to growing and will resolve? He saying this to put ease in mind?

Ease: To know why your doctor said that you have to ask him/her. The echo you quote isn't necessarily a serious concern but without seeing it we can't reliably say more. ...Read more

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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP : Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome — neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read more

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What is anterior wall ischemia?

What is anterior wall ischemia?

Decreased blood flow: Decreased blood flow to the front of your heart. ...Read more

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What is anterior osteophytosis?

Bone spurs: Anterior implies "situated in front of the body"
osteophytosis implies bone spurs. So it is just one of those terminologies that can be used when describing findings on a spine xray for example either a cervical spine or lumbar spine xray, when there are bone spurs notices in the front of your spine, typically common at the disc space and endplate level. These are just part of degenerative disc. ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Tendinitis: In a 17 years old the pain in front of the shoulder isist likely yo bd tendinitis. It is treated with anti inflammatory meds and physical therapy. See your PCP of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

Describes postion: Adenomyosis is a condition where the endometrial glands, the lining of the uterus, have grown into the muscle of the uterus. This will casue significant menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding during your period. Anterior is referring to where it is located, on the top portion of the uterus. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 2-year-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 2-year-old?

Quit: If you smoke, set a quit date and stop. Ask your healthcare provider for help in quitting. If you cannot quit, do not smoke in the house or near children. ...Read more

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When anterior fontanelle should be closed?

When anterior fontanelle should be closed?

Range: The anterior fontanelle can close as early as four months or as late as 20 months; most close within 7 to 19 months. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 2-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 2-month-old?

Hard to say: It cannot be good for them, but we cannot quantify how bad from a practical standpoint. It is probably worse than with an adult. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 6-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 6-month-old?

Quit: If you smoke, set a quit date and stop. Ask your healthcare provider for help in quitting. If you cannot quit, do not smoke in the house or near children. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 9-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 9-month-old?

Don't: You are increasing the chance of your child having multiple respiratory illnesses, including asthma, sinus infections, cold, and cough. You are also making it more likely that your child, when older (even in very early teens) will smoke. Quit for the sake of both your health and your children's, or at least have the responsibility to smoke outside and not expose them to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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What if I smoke in front of my 4-month-old?

What if I smoke in front of my 4-month-old?

Poisoning the air: You are increasing the chances of your baby having increased respiratory infections, including colds, cough, asthma and sinus problems. You are also increasing the chance of your child eventually being a smoker. Quit for your health and your childrens'. At least, smoke outside, so that you are not increasing the chance of the baby having respiratory problems. ...Read more