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I have mitral valve prolapse. How can I tell if my symptoms are due to anxiety?

I have mitral valve prolapse. How can I tell if my symptoms are due to anxiety?

See a cardiologist: Most people with mitral valve prolapse can have it very mild and can have no symptoms and are not at any significantly increased risk of heart problems. However, if there is significant prolapse and/or leakage of blood (mitral regurgitation), one can be at increased risk of shortness of breath, heart failure, chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmias. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to have anxiety attacks?

Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to have anxiety attacks?

Unlikely: This is a situation where two conditions that are very common (mitral valve prolapse and anxiety) may coexist in the same individual but is does not mean one caused the other. Some people with mvp may experience palpitations which could be unsettling and someone with anxiety may feel overwhelmed by having what they percieve as "something wrong with their heart". ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to get anxiety attacks?

Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to get anxiety attacks?

Possibly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3287421 there has been much written about the association between panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse, as above. While the association is small, in my practice I have seen patients who have mvp, panic disorder and both. ...Read more

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Hi sir, iam having mitral valve prolapse. I am also having anxiety and chest pains .Does i need to control my diet. Does I should avoid any foods ..

Hi sir, iam having mitral valve prolapse. I am also having anxiety and chest pains .Does i need to control my diet. Does I should avoid any foods ..

No special diet.: There is no particular diet you should follow. Eat healthy, but avoid stimulants if you find they make your condition worse. If they don't seem to bother you I do not see any particular reason to avoid them. Check with your doc to make sure this info does not conflic with their advice. ...Read more

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I'm a very anxious person. Had panic disorder. Could the reason of anxiety be mitral valve prolapse? Could it get better with medication?

I'm a very anxious person. Had panic disorder. Could the reason of anxiety be mitral valve prolapse? Could it get better with medication?

Anxiety treatment: Anxiety and panic can easily go together, and some have also noted that mitral valve prolapse (mvp) and panic disorder can happen in the same patient. But that doesn't mean that mvp causes the panic. In most people, mvp causes no symptoms or physiological problems. Regardless, medications like ssri's can treat the anxiety & panic, along with psychotherapy. See your doctor for evaluation & help. ...Read more

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I've noticed yesterday that i've mitral valve prolapse. Can it cause heart palpitation and anxiety? Are b complex injection derogatoty for it?

I've noticed yesterday that i've mitral valve prolapse. Can it cause heart palpitation and anxiety? Are b complex injection derogatoty for it?

Noticed MVP ?: Usually it is diagnosed by a physician. There may not be any outward symptoms, and palpitations and anxiety can be caused by so many other different ailments. Please see your physician for a proper diagnosis and any care, if necessary. ...Read more

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I've noticed yesterday that i've mitral valve prolapse. Can it cause heart palpitation and anxiety? Are b complex injections derogatoty for it?

MVP: For the majority of people, mitral valve prolapse is a variation of normal. There is a spectrum and some people have a more severe form. When present, this leads to mitral regurgitation (leakage), a loud murmur, and over many years can lead to heart failure-then the valve must be repaired. B vitamins with neither help nor harm you. Palps and anxiety are common and not related. ...Read more

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My doctor says i may have mitral valve prolapse. However there's a ten month wait for an ethnocardiogram , my symptoms are persisting and sometimes worsening, chest pain , rapid heart beat, shortness of breath post excercise , fatigue , what should I do?

My doctor says i may have mitral valve prolapse.  However there's a ten month wait for an ethnocardiogram , my symptoms are persisting and sometimes worsening, chest pain , rapid heart beat, shortness of breath post excercise , fatigue , what should I do?

Nothing: If you haven't had the echo, then the diagnosis of mvp has not been established. Even if you do have it, mvp does not cause these symptoms. Doctors blame all kinds of things on mvp but they are not related. There is no treatment required for mvp and none that is helpful. If the wait for an echo is that long then you are in the wrong health system. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about mitral valve prolapse?

Valve failure: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. Mvp is where the valve prolapses into the left atrium during contraction, and can be associated with progressive failure of the valve over many decades. It is caused by abnormal collagen formations of the valve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a mitral valve prolapse and what are the dangers?

Mitral valve prolaps: Mitral valve prolapse (aka primary form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve aka floppy mitral valve syndrome) is a valvular heart disease characterized by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. Eventually it could lead to worsening of mitral regurgitation, heart failure, cardioac arrythmias and death. ...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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What are uncommon symptoms for mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: MVP is mostly asymptomatic. Common symptoms ascribed to the condition are palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue with symptoms, atypical chest pressure, palpitations and arrhythmia. If the prolapse progresses to significant(severe) mitral regurgitation, then the patient can develop symptoms of severe mitral regurgitation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me anything about mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Mvp is a condition where the collagen fibers of the mitral valve aren't laid down properly. It leads to breakdown of the valve. People with mvp are at higher risk for needing valve surgery at some point in their lives. It is usually managed with serial cardiac echo's every 6-12 months. People with mvp should follow with a cardiologist on a regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more