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Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Yes: While the technical answer is yes, it's more complicated: mvp encompasses a broad range of severity from trivial/normal variant to very severe. Commonly there is some degree of regurgitation, often mild. The rare, severe forms of mvp can suddenly rupture a chordae (a supporting structure of the valve) and suddenly develop severe regurgitation with symptoms. This can happen anytime. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

When the mitral valve that separates the heart's left atrium and left ventricle does not close appropriately. When the heart contracts to push blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body, portions of the mitral valve move backwards into the left atrium. This can cause regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Most of the time a mitral valve prolapse is asymptomatic and does ...Read more


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If you have mitral valve prolapse is it common to get mitral valve regurgitation?

Not necessarily: Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Commonly yes: Regular followup and echocardiograms are appropriate. Not all progress to need surgery. ...Read more

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Can people with mitral valve prolapse take speed?

Can people with mitral valve prolapse take speed?

Dont know: But can sober people drive down the wrong side of the rode? If something is a bad idea for a healthy person, then why would it be a good idea for someone with a medical condition? ...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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Can I get pregnant with severe mitral valve stenosis?

Can I get pregnant with severe mitral valve stenosis?

Possible: It may be possible but you'd expect to be followed by a cardiologist and maybe a maternal-fetal specialist. ...Read more

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Can a person with mitral valve regurgitation do cardio exercises with out worry?

Can a person with mitral valve regurgitation do cardio exercises with out worry?

Yes you can: It is safe to do cardio exercises with mitral valve regurgitation. If the leakage through your mitral valve is significant you may notice that you get short of breath more easily. Exercising regularly is a good way to recondition your heart. It also helps you detect quickly if you start to get more symptomatic. ...Read more

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Will cardio exercise cause leakage of your mitral heart valve if your mitral valve is weakened due to endocarditis?

Will cardio exercise  cause leakage of your mitral heart valve if your mitral valve is weakened due to endocarditis?

No: Cardio improves overall heart-lung-muscle function. A leaking valve will not be damaged, per se. However, depending on the amount of valve damage and leak from the endocarditis, total cardio performance may be limited. Discuss with you doctor about performing an exercise stress test before engaging in strenuous cardio exercise. ...Read more

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I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

Not really: Mvp is a very common condition in women, over diagnosed in the 80's and 90's. The echo doppler is a very sensitive tool to find "valvular leaks= regurgitation" the fact that the leaks are "mild" make them more likely without clinical significance and should not be a contraindication for vaginal delivery. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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I have anterior valve redundancy with no prolapse, with trivial regurgitation, can this cause cardiac arrest?

I have anterior valve redundancy with no prolapse, with trivial regurgitation, can this cause cardiac arrest?

MV prolapse: Cardiac arrest is highly unlikely. More imortantly, you need serial follow up with echo to rule out progression of the disease. Surgery is indicated only if regurgitation worsens. ...Read more

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What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak

What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak

Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! you are better - enjoy this! hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a moderate heart valve leakage?

Can I exercise with a moderate heart valve leakage?

Yes: Start slow and gradually build your endurance if you feel good with your exercise regimen. Notify your doctor if your having difficulty like fatigue, dizziness, chest discomfort or palpitations. ...Read more

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With a ruptured chordae tendenineae from endocarditis and not having surgery will the mitral prolapse and regurgitation stop?

With a ruptured chordae tendenineae from endocarditis and not having surgery will the mitral prolapse and regurgitation  stop?

Very unlikely: Endocarditis causes inflammation and direct damage to the valve tissue. Often, if the valve remains intact without serious damage, then the regurgitation may slightly improve as inflammation imrpoves with treatment of infection. But if valve leaflet damage or chordae rupture occurs (the "ropes" that the valve uses to rest in the correct position) it is unlikely to improve without surgery. ...Read more

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Are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same?

Are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same?

No: Regurgitation is when the valves dont close properly and blood back flows stenosis is when the opening is narrowed making the outflow reduced. ...Read more

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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more