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Can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Probably yes: Mitral valve prolapse without any regurgitation (leaking valve) should not be a problem; however, every organization has certain standards and i would check with the department's medical staff. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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