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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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Can you tell me about normal EKG and mitral valve prolapse?

Can you tell me about normal EKG and mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Mitral valve prolapse often has a normal electrocardiogram associated with it. When the MVP has significant mitral insufficiency associated, the ecg is usually not normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a normal EKG and a mitral valve prolapse?

What does it mean if I have a normal EKG and a mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Read this:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/mitral_valve_prolapse.

normal ecg is a normal finding ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left forearm usually when rains? No injuries ekgs holster 6 months ago fine, (mitral valve prolapse) that's it. What could it be?

Stabbing pain in left forearm usually when rains? No injuries ekgs holster 6 months ago fine, (mitral valve prolapse) that's it. What could it be?

Cervical nerve: The arms are innervated by nerves which emerge from the neck (cervical nerves). If one of these is "pinched" either as it leaves the neck or traverses the apex of the lung, that can cause a sudden jolt of pain in the arm. Often such pain can be elicited by certain arm or neck motions. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate around 53 bpm. PCP says this is ok. Passed stress test, EKG ok. Slight mitral valve prolapse. Is this a concern? Worried!!!

Resting heart rate around 53 bpm. PCP says this is ok. Passed stress test, EKG ok. Slight mitral valve prolapse. Is this a concern? Worried!!!

Probably not: If you are active, that is, fit, your resting heart rate would be less than 60 BPM and when sleeping even lower. So the context is imp. Further, if when doing stress test, your heart rate increased appropriately, then additional evidence that you don't have chronotropic incompetence. Last, I see u r on thyroid medicine, so be sure your TSH is in normal range. ...Read more

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My heart rate's been fluctuating quickly 80-170bpm for a week. Ekg and labs normal, mitral valve prolapse on echo. Burning in inner ears today. Ideas?

Do you have SVT?: It you have supraventricular tachycardia diagnosed cilnically or on holter monitor, there are a variety of ways to approach it -- I used to have it (and mild prolapse on echo) and found that simply staying in really good aerobic shape worked better than meds, as the textbooks confirm. This is one for a good general physician or a caridologist. ...Read more

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I have taken an echo, cchest xray and ECG one year before. In the echo iam having mil mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. Ef 75%.This is ok?

Depends: Generally 55-75% ef is regarded as "normal". Mitral valve prolapse, "mild" mitral regurgitation and a high "normal" ejection fraction only provides part of the picture. Your overall heart function, amount of "leak", heart muscle thickness can all play a role and require your cardiologists interpretation. This may provide general information: http://goo. Gl/0u8gj. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

MVP/GAD: They are different. Gad is a psychiatric condition and mvp is cardiac. There is an association between panic disorder, a different anxiety disorder, and mvp. Some pts. With panic disorder also have mvp. Theories have proposed the surges of adrenaline with panic attacks may stretch the cords holding the mitral valve in place in the heart, causing prolapse into the ventricle. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitaion. In it also shows ef 75%.Is it is normal.

EF normal: An ejection fraction of 75% is very good, actually high normal. Mitral valve prolapse is not normal, but very common and usually harmless. Because it is associated with leakage of the valve, this will need to be followed up with a repeat echo in a year, then every 2-3 years if it remains stable. ...Read more

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Does mitral valve prolapse cause chest pain?

Does mitral valve prolapse cause chest pain?

It can: Yes, it can. Especially if there is mitral value reflux with the prolapse. This can cause back up of the blood into the lungs, heart enlargement, and eventually heart failure. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does mitral valve prolapse cause low energy?

Does mitral valve prolapse cause low energy?

Usually not. ..: Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve, between the heart's left atrium and ventricle, bulge upward or back into the left atrium as the heart contracts. When more severe, it causes leakage of blood back into the atrium--mitral regurgitation--which can cause fatigue. But the majority of cases of mitral valve prolapse are not this severe and cause few, if any, symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a Mitral Valve Prolapse. Do I still need to take an antibiotic prior to any dental procedure (i.e., cleaning)?

I have a Mitral Valve Prolapse. Do I still need to take an antibiotic prior to any dental procedure (i.e., cleaning)?

MVP: The new recommendations are against antibiotic prophylaxis unless you have MVP with a murmur. Talk to your doctor about it. Take care! ...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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What is done to treat mitral valve prolapse?

What is done to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

Get a more detailed answer ›
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How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I have mitral valve prolapse, how can I know?

Probably wouldn't: Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that has been overdiagnosed and most times has no bearing on a person's life unless it is significant. In some cases, it is associated with atypical chest pain and palpitations. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Depends....: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse do not require specific treatment. Rarely the valve will degenerate and require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Mitral valve prolapse?

The tests for Mitral valve prolapse include:: Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram, Transesophageal echocardiogram, Left heart catheterization, Cardiac MRI without contrast, Xray of chest, CT of chest. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mitral valve prolapse?

What is the definition or description of: mitral valve prolapse?

Occurs when mitral: Valve slips into atrium (prolapsed) and causes regurgitation. There may be no symptoms or shortness of breath, atrial enlargement, pulmonary hypertension or arrhythmia. Intervention can be: nothing, medication or surgery. Diagnosed by echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone with a mitral valve prolapse to have children?

Yes: Mitral prolapse is a "normal" abnormality of the mitral valve seen in approximately 10% of the population. It usually does not cause any major heart problem but may be associated with chest pain and palpitations. There is no problem bearing children with usual mitral valve prolapse. Rarely a severe leak of the valve leads to surgical repair/replacement and could impact child bearing. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse kill me?

Can mitral valve prolapse kill me?

Unlikely, possible: A rare possibly of a lethal arrhythmia exists. An infection on the valve can be very dangerous requiring surgical repair or replacement. Long term neglect to worsening regurgitation resulting in heart failure can be debilitating and eventually lethal. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...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