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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

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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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 can cause mitral valve prolapse?

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?

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?

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

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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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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

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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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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 is the best way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Depends....: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse do not require specific treatment. Rarely the valve will degenerate and require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Mitral valve prolapse?

The tests for Mitral valve prolapse include:: Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram, Transesophageal echocardiogram, Left heart catheterization, Cardiac MRI without contrast, Xray of chest, CT of chest. ...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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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 anyone tell me anything about mitral valve prolapse?

Abnormal valve: You want your valves to open and close like a simple door. With a prolapse, the valve is less like a door, & more flimsy, allowing it to bow in some after closing. Some people will leak some because of this distortion. This can be a trivial leak or a lot & the impact depends on how much. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mitral valve prolapse syndrome?

What does it mean to have mitral valve prolapse syndrome?

Often nothing!: Mitral valve prolapse, once said to be a cause of many symptoms, is often a harmless finding, esp in young individuals. When it is accompanied by significant leakage back across the vale (mitral regurgitation), it can be a serious finding. Thus, if it is just a click heard listening to the heart, don't worry. Your doctor may want to order an echocardiogram if not sure. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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