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Can You Be A Police Officer If You Have Mitral Valve Prolapse
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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