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Perindopril and Marfan syndrome. Enlarged mitral valve?

Perindopril and Marfan syndrome. Enlarged mitral valve?

MVP: You can get mitral valve prolapse but an enlarged aortic root is the more serious association with Marfan's. ...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


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Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets infected, the problem can become serious. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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What is myxomatous redundant mitral valve prolapse?

What is myxomatous redundant mitral valve prolapse?

Birth defect: It's abnormal tissue composing the mitral valve from birth. Myxomatous tissue is thickened, exuberant, and stretches - thus doesn't provide proper support for the mitral valve which then "bows backward" under the force of cardiac contraction and "prolapses" (sticks its neck out) into the left atrium during systole (where it doesn't belong). It can lead to mitral regurgitation (leaking). ...Read more

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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

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Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read more

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Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history. ...Read more

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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bicuspid becomes stenotic. If the bicuspid valve isn't stenotic, then the physiology is dictated by the ihss primarily. ...Read more

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Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more

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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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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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Is mitral valve disease hereditary?

Mitral valve disease: Some types of mitral valve disease is hereditary, but more accurately it may run in families. So often we see people in the same family that have the same problem such as a leaky mitral valve. However ther are often individuals that have no relatives with mitral valve disease that develop problems. Sorry hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is having mitral valve prolapse with palpations dangerous?

Is  having mitral valve prolapse with palpations dangerous?

No: Mitral valve prolapse is only dangerous if it progresses to more severe mitral regurgitation. At least 10% of the population has some degree of mvp, and only a small percent progress. This should be followed with periodic cardiac echo. If severe mitral regurgitation does develop, mitral valve repair can be performed with very low risk. ...Read more

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Anyone died with mitral valve insufficiency?

Yes: But there isn't any need since it's a treatable condition. Mild to moderate mitral insufficiency doesn't require treatment. Acute severe or chronic symptomatic severe mr require treatment. Chronic severe mr without symptoms needs careful followup. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse a contagious condition?

Is mitral valve prolapse a contagious condition?

No: No, the tendency for it is present at birth, so it may have a genetic or womb cause. There is even a correlation with certain finger print patterns. Finger prints form in the fetus before birth. There is nothing contagious about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited disorder that affects connective tissue where one's body shape is long, with thin arms, hands, and fingers, and when the total arm length is greater ...Read more


Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

A condition characterized by improper closure of the valve between the heart's upper ...Read more