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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 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
General yes: As long as you have no cardiac dysfunction that significantly empairs your function. ...Read more
Ask your physician: Mitral regurgitation can greatly diminish your exercise tolerance in daily life, but it is very unlikely to cause you to die suddenly by doing something that's less of a strain on your heart than running to catch the bus. You're under a physician' care, i trust. Part of your care as a whole person is not developing "cardiac neurosis" -- over-limiting your healthy activities with loved ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that ginger can be harmful for people with heart diseases? I had an AV canal repair, and still have a mild mitral regurgitation.
My doctor said that I have mild mitral valve prolapse. Is it a risk factor for future heart disease?
Not really: If it is associated with a loud murmur or a lot of back flow of blood, that is a different story. Just have it followed up by serial echocardiograms every few years by a good cardiologist. ...Read more
Intermittent: MVP is dependent on loading conditions - thus it can be intermittent. In that regard, it could happen "suddenly" and disappear just as suddenly. Note that MVP is a variant of normal but presents a spectrum of severity, usually mild but rarely severe. Unless there is a chordal rupture, it generally doesn't cause symptoms. ...Read more
29yo male I have a bicuspid aortic valve with minor to mild concentric aortic regurgitation how concerned should I be for problem in the near future?
Minor: Need to be on a surveillance program coordinated with cardiologist to follow aortic insufficiency and aortic enlargement. Need to avoid hypertension and be careful about activities that cause rapid rise in blood pressure like heavy weightlifting or strenuous abrupt effort. Maintain good weight and activity ...Read more
Yes, if recommended: by a doctor for an abnormal heart rhythm then it may be deemed necessary to keep you from heart failure or worse. At your age of 74, I am guessing that the doctor is trying to keep you from having to take medicines for the rest of your life to control the rhythm, given that you are probably already on several other medicines. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Extremely variable: The two entities are usually unrelated. First, sinus node dysfunction. As people age, this usually becomes worse, and (especially if there is need for certain cardiac or BP meds), frequently causes dizziness, fatigue or fainting. Mitral valve prolapse can progress with more "stretching" of the valve over time, and hence becoming leaky, but it is a minority of people who develop significant leak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with a billowing mitral valve. What does it mean and is it different than standard MVP?
Clear Sailing!!: Quote:"There is a gradation from the normal billowing during ventricular systole of mitral leaflet bodies to marked billowing. With advanced billowing or floppy leaflets, failure of leaflet edge apposition supervenes (true prolapse). This is functionally abnormal and allows mitral regurgitation." So, you are OK so far, just have it periodically checked per the advice of your doctor. ...Read more
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My cardiologist said that have mitral valve and tricuspid valve leakage but they are insignificant. Is it safe for me to exercise?
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