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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you were diagnosed with a mild heart condition that would possibly get you disqualified from the army?
Do you think I can go to gym if I have a mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation?
Yes go to gym: Contact your Internist and Cardiologist and ask them if you are medically clear to engage in gym activities. Mild and trivial heart murmurs are common. Unless your doctors specifically told you not to exercise there is no barrier to exercise in my opinion. In fact there are multiple studies suggesting exercise is beneficial. Start by going to the American Heart Association for recommendations! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What if you have an inborn Mitral valve prolapse, then you have an anemia. It can be possible that having anemia is because of MVP?
MVP & anemea: MVP & anemea don't cause ea other, anemia has many types such as iron defeciency, aplastic, pernicious, anemia due to sepsis, hemolytic for example sickle cell anemia, thalassemias & other hemoglobinopathies, spherocytosis & so on, having anemea will most likely aggravate MVP symptoms. I hope that helps answer your question. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctors said I may be at risk for a heart murmur. How would you tell if you had a heart murmur or not beforehand?
Stethoscope: A heart murmur is a sound your doctor hears with s stethoscope during your physical exam. You either have one, or you don't. Many heart murmurs are harmless, just the normal sound of heart flowing through your heart. Some may indicate pathology, such as a narrowed or leaking valve. An echocardiogram is a good way to tell the significance of a cardiac murmur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mitral Valve Prolaps: Your doctor can tell by using stethoscope to listen. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the severity of the valve stenosis. IF severe, then no exercise because your body will need more blood to circulate and as there is a stenosis (narrowing), your heart will not be able to pump blood out, and then you could pass out and/or have an arrhythmic effect, or have cheat pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiomyopathy: Some patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may have a mild form and live a normal lifespan. Some patients may have more severe forms that are progressive necessitating surgery, or resulting in arrythmias, fainting, heart failire or even evolving into a dilated cardiomyopathy requiring heart transplant in the most severe cases. Close follow up with a doctor is important with this condition. ...Read more
It depends: The most common aortic valve problem is aortic stenosis and it most commonly occurs in people in their 70's or older. Thus it is a condition of the elderly and when it is severe, the only solution is surgical aortic valve replacement. There is no absolute age cutoff for considering surgery but the overall health of the person has to be considered and the older one is, the riskier the surgery is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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