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Can You Be A Police Officer If You Have Mitral Valve Prolapse
Hard to comment: MVP is quite variable. It may or may not be associated with a leaky mitral valve. It may have no effect on a persons health or place them at risk of heart failure. Since it has such a wide range of possibilities there is no simple answer. Any job that requires physical stamina will also have a set of standards you must meet before acceptance into sponsored training. I would look into that 1st. ...Read more
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
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
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
Mitral Valve Prolaps: Your doctor can tell by using stethoscope to listen. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Diane 35: There is little reason for diane 35 to affect mitral prolapse. ...Read more
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..
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
See a cardiologist: Most people with mitral valve prolapse can have it very mild and can have no symptoms and are not at any significantly increased risk of heart problems. However, if there is significant prolapse and/or leakage of blood (mitral regurgitation), one can be at increased risk of shortness of breath, heart failure, chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmias. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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Regular followup and echocardiograms are usual. ...Read more
Propranolol: Long term beta blockade is common and not usually problematic. ...Read more
I have mitral valve prolapse and am severely depressed. I don't have health insurance, but I have been feeling so depressed. Is it due to mvp?
Doubt it: Mitral valve prolapse is a disorder of the mitral valve where the leaflets close abnormally. The majority of prolapse patients have no issues with their prolapse. It does increase the risk of developing mitral regurge in the future. It affects nearly 10% of people. Depression is also common at 3-5% of people. There are many more likely stressors leading to depression. There is no proven connection. ...Read more
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
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