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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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Can cocaine kill you if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Can cocaine kill you if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Cocaine & MVP: Cocaine can kill you whether you have mitral valve prolapse or not. There are numerous. Studies showing the effect of Cocaine in the brain and heart causing spasm of the arteries which can cause a heart attack or stroke. Cocaine can also cause rhythm problems in the heart. ...Read more

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Can you take methotrexate if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Can you take methotrexate if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate is used for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory joint disease and in cancer treatments. There is no contraindications for its use in mitral valve prolapse patients who are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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

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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If you have mitral valve prolapse, is it likely that you'll experience constant arrhythmias?

If you have mitral valve prolapse, is it likely that you'll experience constant arrhythmias?

No: Mvp can be associated with heart arrhythmias, but they are typically rare and intermittent. Constant arrhythmias are something else, and should be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do you have a much higher risk of storke if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Do you have a much higher risk of storke if you have mitral valve prolapse?

No: Perhaps a slight increase in risk. Atrial fibrillation leads to a significantly higher risk of stroke and anti coagulation is commonly recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tattoo if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Is it ok to get a tattoo if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If you get infected and seed the valve, mitral endocarditis isn't fun. If the tattoo is important enough to risk that. ............... ...Read more

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Why does your heart hurt when you have mitral valve prolapse?

Why does your heart hurt when you have mitral valve prolapse?

Chest pain MVP: Inmitral valve prolapse abnormalities in the valve makes it to fall back in to the left atrium as the ventricle contracts. This flopping or prolapsing is sometime perceived as chest pain/heart pain. The pain can be recurring and varies in intensity depending on the size of the prolapse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Completely safe: They use all new sterile equipment every time. It is highly unlikely there will be any problems with getting your blood drawn. Sometimes they recommend prophylactic antibiotics before going to the dentist, as having your teeth cleaned can release lots of bacteria into your bloodstream, and if you have a floppy valve, sometimes they set up home in your heart (you never want bacteria doing that) :P ...Read more

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How to know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Exam and echo: A mid systolic click and systolic ejection murmur in the mitral position can often be heard on cardiac examination. Confirmation of mitral valve prolapse is with a transthoracic echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) ...Read more

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What affects could using cocaine have if I have mitral valve prolapse?

As above: Cocaine use can increase u pulse rate, which mean put more work on u heart, this is not good specially for some one with u condition. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse should I use Yasmin?

I have mitral valve prolapse should I use Yasmin?

No likely relation!: Mitral prolapse=a visual "guess" Dx from echocardiogram images. With same video image set, some cardiololigists (at high end) call mitral prolapse in as ≥50%, others (at low end) say MVP in ≤3%. No basis for relationship to pain/symptoms & as long as no mitral valve leak, no correlation with long term outcome. Dx most commonly given to young slender affluent women without apparent heart problems. ...Read more

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Can I take pepcid (famotidine) if I have Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Can I take pepcid (famotidine) if I have Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Not on omeperazole: It is not recommended to take pepcid while on omeperazole as there is duplication of therapy or effect. They both decrease production of gastric acid although through different mechanisms. However, having mitral valve prolapse does not pose any specific reason why one could not take pepcid or any other h2 blocker such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid etc. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..

I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..

No worries: Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it is harmless.
Dysautonomia is different condition in which there is an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system causing symptoms such lightheadedness, fainting or increase heart rate. Sometimes you may need to have a tilt test to confirm the diagnosi. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Someone tells you: Very rarely do people know they have this on their own. It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone. ...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