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I have mitral valve prolapse with mild tricuspid valve regurgitation is it normal to have lots of pvcs an sometimes a fast heart rate with pvcs i?

I have mitral valve prolapse with mild tricuspid valve regurgitation is it normal to have lots of pvcs an sometimes a fast heart rate with pvcs i?

YES: PVC's and intermittent PAT (tachycardia) are common arrythmias associated with Mitral Valve Prolapse and there is medication if this is causing symptoms...

Ask your Cardiologist (or PCP if sh/she ordered the cardiac echo)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I have had mvp (1st degree) for 10 years. Now I am diagnosed with tricuspid valve prolapse as well (1st degree). Is it a complication of mvp?

I have had mvp (1st degree) for 10 years. Now I am diagnosed with tricuspid valve prolapse as well (1st degree). Is it a complication of mvp?

Possible: If there is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary valve issue, then the tricuspid can be back pressured.
In addition, the valve disease may affect more than one valve!
rheumatic, marfan, prolapse etc.
Your cardiologist can help decipher the variables with you. ...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?

My cardiologist said that have mitral valve and tricuspid valve leakage but they are insignificant. Is it safe for me to exercise?

Leakage: 'Insignificant' valve leak means you should be about normal. Having said that, your best course is to ask the Doctor who knows your exact situation, not just what you have provided. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appears in many reports. It has absolutely no clinical significance. Honestly! Please don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results mitral valve: mild insufficiency and tricuspid valve: very mild insufficiency. Should I be referred to cardiologist?

Echocardiogram results mitral valve: mild insufficiency and tricuspid valve: very mild insufficiency. Should I be referred to cardiologist?

No: Mild valvular insufficiency is common and does not cause problems. It may be worth periodic echocardiographic follow up to ensure the valves do not get worse and ensure timely intervention if the insufficiency is worsening.
Any follow-up should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before I can say normal. What is pa pressure.
What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only I can comment on it sorry! ...Read more

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I had a heart ultra sound and it says that I have tricuspid valve regurgitation (mild) and mitral valve regurgitation (mild) but all else is norm. Is this ok. Can this kill me?

I had a heart ultra sound and it says that I have tricuspid valve regurgitation (mild) and mitral valve regurgitation (mild) but all else is norm. Is this ok. Can this kill me?

Probably not: Mild regurgitation of valves is usually not a problem. You will need to be followed routinely by your doctor. Sometimes these leaks can worsen over time. In that case you may need surgery at some point. It will also be important to take antibiotics before any procedure including dental. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

Prolapse vs leak: Mvp is a congenital disorder of the mitral valve where the collagen fibers that make up the valve are disorganized. It may or may not be associated with leakiness of the valve, which is simply what it sounds like - leaking blood backwards through the valve. People with mvp are more likely to develop leaky valves, but it's not a guarantee. An echocardiogram can tell you how leaky it is. ...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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What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

Usually no symptoms: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is usually asymptomatic. Occasionally with more significant prolapse symptoms of shortness of breath occur. MVP should be followed with serial exams and cardiac echoes. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for mitral valve to prolapse by medication aggravation?

Is it possible for mitral valve to prolapse by medication aggravation?

What symptoms: Meds do not usually change valve structure except for diet pills like phen-fen. Meds do, however, commonly cause chest pain or palpitations which are sometimes falsely associated withmvp. ...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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Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-)
when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe... ...Read more

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What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: Read this for more information

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

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How to tell if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Echocardiogram: Is best way to diagnose & assess severity. ...Read more

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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 to know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Exam and echo: A mid systolic click and systolic ejection murmur in the mitral position can often be heard on cardiac examination. Confirmation of mitral valve prolapse is with a transthoracic echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) ...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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How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

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 mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Commonly yes: Regular followup and echocardiograms are appropriate.

Not all progress to need surgery. ...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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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 significance of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances. So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended. ...Read more

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What does stage iia2 mean? (mitral valve prolapse)

Mitral valve prolaps: Mitral valve has anterior (a) and posteriotr leaflets (p). Prolapse has 4 stages. Stage I is mild, stage 2 is moderate, stage 3 is moderate to severe and stage 4 is severe degree. Anterior leaf let has three sections labeled as a1, a2, a3. Stage ii a2 means: a2 section shows moderate degree of prolapse. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse be worth worrying about?

Usually benign: Overall, mvp especially if not associated with murmur (regurgitation) is a benign finding. Mitral valve prolapse may lead to significant leakage (regurgitation/insufficiency) of the mitral valve and other complications. ...Read more

Tricuspid Valve (Definition)

The three flaps of tissue on the right side of the heart that prevent blood from going backwards from the right ventricle to the right atrium ...Read more