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Doctor insights on: Mitral Valve Prolapse Murmur Vs Mitral Regurgitation

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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 there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have prolapse and no regurgitation or regurgitation and no prolapse. ...Read more

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Do you think I can go to gym if I have a mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation?

Do you think I can go to gym if I have a mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation?

Yes go to gym: Contact your Internist and Cardiologist and ask them if you are medically clear to engage in gym activities. Mild and trivial heart murmurs are common. Unless your doctors specifically told you not to exercise there is no barrier to exercise in my opinion. In fact there are multiple studies suggesting exercise is beneficial. Start by going to the American Heart Association for recommendations! ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Everything else normal Can I do kapalbhati pranayama daily for 30 minutes?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation.  Everything else normal Can I do kapalbhati pranayama daily for 30 minutes?

Mitral prolapse: Mild mitral prolapse with trivial valvular regurgitation (leaking) is unlikely to cause any future health problems. No specific treatment would be required, and no limitations on exercise or other activities would be prescribed based on this finding. Kapalbhati pranayama and other yoga practices are fine. This cardiac finding would not stop you from training to run a marathon if you wanted. ...Read more

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I've mitral valve prolapse without mitral regurgitation, and had panic disord and now I am anxious. I'm noticing extrasystole (fail of one bit)wat2do?

I've mitral valve prolapse without mitral regurgitation, and had panic disord and now I am anxious. I'm noticing extrasystole (fail of one bit)wat2do?

Anxious: Mitral valve prolapse is often associated with anxiety. First try the natural and self-directed ways to relieve anxiety-- (1) exercise; a brisk walk whenever you can; (2) progressive muscle relaxation exercises (you can find these on the internet); they work; (3) meditation, or even just sitting still in silence for 10-20 minutes at a time on a regular basis. Otherwise, you can see an md for med. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some of the treatments for this condition and any information you can share. Thank you. Joy age 60, female

Mitral regurgitation  396.3  mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some of the treatments for this condition and any information you can share.  Thank you.
Joy

 age 60, female

Repair: Mitral valve repair when possible, can cure regurgitation and results in the best long term survival by preventing long term complications, preserving heart and lung function and preventing thromboembolic cerebral strokes or arterial emboli . Check out www.Mitralvalverepair.Org go see dr. David h. Adams at mt. Sinai in ny. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation. Does i get endocarditis or it is very rare?

Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation.  Does i get endocarditis or it is very rare?

Low risk : As long as those are your only heart problems, your risk of endocarditis is quite low. As a matter of fact, people in your situation no longer have to take antibiotics before dental work. ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

It should not be: a problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows about your health that you have not revealed here. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse plus a heart murmur, is this normal.?

I have mitral valve prolapse plus a heart murmur, is this normal.?

MVP: Mitral valve prolapse is an abnormality of this heart valve which can be associated with a heart murmur, chest pain or heart arrhythmia. The valve is abnormal and 'flops' into the atrium. It may or may not be associated with a murmur which is the valve leaking. Worst case is that it is a syndrome associated with arrhythmias and even strokes. It should be followed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

What is the difference between having  a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

Simple: Murmur= an extra heart sound beyond the expected lub dup. Mitral valve prolapse= the mitral valve sinks in when it closes and may leak. You hear a murmur, which may be a problem or not. You usually won't hear a valve prolapse but find out about it on a cardiac ultrasound or catheterization. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse and a mild heart murmur, is this common and sort of normal?

Can be: Mitral valve prolapse is most often associated with some degree of mitral regurgitation ("leaking") which causes a murmur. The severity ranges from mild and insignificant to severe. Depending on the severity and your age, it may never, ever cause you any symptoms or problems. In the rare cases in which it is very severe, the valve can be repaired and life goes on normally again. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse/heart murmur, is this reason for holter?

Yes: Holter will be able to analyze your heart rhythmn whether regular or not. Premature beats are associated with mitral prolapse. ...Read more

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Mitral valve prolapse with grade 2 murmurs last 2008 + diane 35 contraceptive pill - what are the odds?

Ask again: Please rephrase your question, are your asking about the long term prognosis of mitral valve prolapse with 2+ mr? If that is the case the progression of mitral regurgitation is variable and depends on many factors including blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have a mitral valve prolapse with grade 2 murmur, which was last checked in 2008. I want to use diane 35, a contraceptive pill. Is it ok to use it?

I have a mitral valve prolapse with grade 2 murmur, which was last checked in 2008. I want to use diane 35, a contraceptive pill. Is it ok to use it?

Probably.: I would not worry much about your birth control pill in relation to mitral valve prolapse. However, it's been six years since your mitral valve has been re-evaluated. Mitral insufficiency, regardless of the cause, can be progressive and should be re-evaluated intermittently through life. There are increasing options for treatment if the valve dysfunction is progressive. ...Read more

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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

Sometimes Related: Mitral valve prolapse is a common, typically mild condition in which one or both of the valve leaflets bulge backwards during valve closure. Mitral insufficiency is abnormal, backward leakage through the closed valve. If mild, negative effects are unusual. If severe, it can cause congestive failure, rhythm disturbances and other unwanted effects. Mvp, is one of many causes of insufficiency. ...Read more

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Heart Murmur (Definition)

A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more


Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, which separates the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, does not close properly, letting some blood flow ...Read more