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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

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What causes mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families. ...Read more

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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How come mitral valve prolapse is associated with autonomic dysfunction?

How come mitral valve prolapse is associated with autonomic dysfunction?

Conjecture: Mitral valve prolapse w. Autonomic nervous system driven functions, e.g., shortness breath ; tachycardia. Young girls more commonly afflicted. Imo, these floppy valve persons often have joint hypermobility syndrome w. Inherited connective tissue laxity. Contiguous loose joints (pelvic sij ; sternoclavicular) impinge presacral ; stellate ganglia causing autonomic dysregulation; fibromyalgia also. ...Read more

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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

Sometimes Related: Mitral valve prolapse is a common, typically mild condition in which one or both of the valve leaflets bulge backwards during valve closure. Mitral insufficiency is abnormal, backward leakage through the closed valve. If mild, negative effects are unusual. If severe, it can cause congestive failure, rhythm disturbances and other unwanted effects. Mvp, is one of many causes of insufficiency. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: read this for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

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Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Not really... A lot of "symptoms" have been attributed to mvp. However, there are quite a few studies showing no difference in symptoms in people with or without mvp. Too often, mvp has been used as a "convenience" diagnosis to explain a variety of poorly defined symptoms. Conclusion, it can, but most likely it is not... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse?

Often little to none: Mitral valve prolapse is a disorder of the mitral valve which affects the way it closes. Most of the time this results in little no leak. As long as there is little to no leak most patients will have no symptoms. Most patients with mitral valve prolapse probably don't even know about it. If there are symptoms usually they are related to an increase in the leakage of the valve. ...Read more

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Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case). ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP : Mitral valve prolapse results from a weakness or floppiness of the valve leaflets due to an abnormality in the connective tissue in the leaflets. Mitral valve prolapse syndrome is associated with chest pain, rhythm disturbances and mitral regurgitation, and possibly strokes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

Usually no symptoms: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is usually asymptomatic. Occasionally with more significant prolapse symptoms of shortness of breath occur. MVP should be followed with serial exams and cardiac echoes. ...Read more

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Could mitral valve prolapse cause dizziness?

Could mitral valve prolapse cause dizziness?

Depends on rhythm: Mild mitral valve prolapse (mvp) would not cause symptoms. If the mvp was severe, it can lead to mitral regurgitation. This is associated with certain atrial arrhythmias which can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve thickening?

What causes mitral valve thickening?

different kinds: Some mitral valve thickening is due to myxomatous degeneration. This is congenital, associated with prolapse, and worsens over time. Another type is age related and is due to simple wear and tear. Infection is rare but more serious. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve prolapse?

Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse be a cause of svt?

Can mitral valve prolapse be a cause of svt?

Not likely: Mvp typically doesn't cause too many problems in an otherwise healthy person. If there is an underlying heart problem or other disease process at work, then all bets are off. While it may be associated with it, the mvp isn't likely to be the direct cause. ...Read more

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What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances. So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse cause idiopathic edema?

Mitral prolapse: It is not likely to cause edema unless the mitral insufficiency is quite severe. Usual mitral prolapse is mostly noise and little associated problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an aortic valve prolapse?

What are symptoms of an aortic valve prolapse?

Maybe none: Av prolapse results in aortic regurgitation. Even if it's severe, it may take decades before symtpoms occur, if ever. Symptoms when present may be breathlessness with less than usual activity, anginal type chest pain, or spells of passing out/nearly passing out. ...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