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

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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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is 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 it safe for someone with a mitral valve prolapse to have c section?

Is it safe for someone with a mitral valve prolapse to have c section?

Very safe: Mitral valve prolapse is not a contraindication to undergo cesarean delivery. And SBE (subacute bacterial endocarditis) antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for majority of women with this condition. ...Read more

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What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

Surgery: Mitral valve prolapse can be associated with severe insufficiency (leakage) of the valve. This is a mechanical problem and can be fixed only with surgery. The best treatment is to repair the valve. Replacing the valve with an artificial valve is associated with higher mortality. This surgery can be done minimally invasively through a small incision in the right chest or with robotic assistance. ...Read more

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

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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Is it possible for mitral valve prolapse to occur suddenly in a young adult?

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

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What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse ?

Myxomatous change: Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant. Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip. ...Read more

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Does training hard in the gym have dire affects on a mitral valve prolapse?

Does training hard in the gym have dire affects on a mitral valve prolapse?

Unlikely: Keeping trim is a good thing. You probably are inducing peripheral vasodilation, and even reducing mitral regurgitation a tiny bit. Heavy weight lifting and straining may not be best. Walk, run, elliptical, swim are good choices, i think. Looking for others to comment? ...Read more

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Can severe stress make Mitral Valve Prolapse to get worse? If yes, what would b the most probable condition?

No: Stress does not make a mitral valve prolapse worse . The only condition that can make the prolapse worse is if the valve gets infected. That is a serious complication . Good dental hygiene is one way of preventing this . ...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