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Mitral valve prolapse question. What is the long term changes that will happen?

Mitral valve prolapse question. What is the long term changes that will happen?

Variable: The history of mitral valve prolapse is variable from person to person. Some people have prolapse with no or minimal regurgitation of the valve. They may need suveillence with echocardiogram but never need any other intervention. Some may progress to severe valve leakage and need a replacement or repair. Some may develop some rhythym abnormalities that also require treatment. ...Read more

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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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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP : Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read more

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If a patient has mitral stenosis how will this cause failure of the heart?

If a patient has mitral stenosis how will this cause failure of the heart?

Right heart failure: Blood backs up in the left atrium which overflows into the two vena cavae which lead to distention of these veins which swells the liver and the ankles. If it becomes more severe, then, the right ventricle distends and blood backs up into the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This is called right heart failure. Also, insufficient blood gets to the rest of the body because the left ventricle. ...Read more

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The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

Good news!: Don't be overwhelmed or needlessly alarmed by medical jargon. We use very descriptive words to convey information from one health care professional. To interpret for you: you don't have mitral valve prolapse. That's great news! that means: 1) no need for prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures ; 2) very low chance of developing a heart valve infection or need or valve surgery. ...Read more

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I know that aortic aneurysm is a general term for swelling of the aorta. How does this affect my blood flow?

I know that aortic aneurysm is a general term for swelling of the aorta. How does this affect my blood flow?

Blood flow unaffecte: Main risk of aortic aneursym is rupture with increasing size. Rarely blood flow may be impaired with thrombus or blood clot formation in abdominal aneursym. ...Read more

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When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

You can't prevent: Mitral valve prolapse describes the way the leaflets of the mitral valve close. With mvp the stresses in the mv are altered making it susceptible to injury. This is what leads to regurge. There's nothing you can do to change the stresses in the mv. However, most people do not progress to significant regurge. Also, the majority of mitral regurge due to prolapse can be repaired minimally invasively. ...Read more

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Last echo 2010 reads mitral prolapse with trivial regurgitation is this the kind that can develop to severe leaking or not likely ?

Last echo 2010 reads mitral prolapse with trivial regurgitation is this the kind that can develop to severe leaking or not likely ?

Echo: mitral prolapse with trivial regurgitation is a frequent echo finding and rarely progresses. Perhaps the commonest cause of progression of this finding we think is endocarditis and this isn't common. Discuss with your doctor for information specific to you. ...Read more

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After Mitral Valve repair from mitral prolapse although classed as heart disease when successfuly carried out the long term outlook is very good?

After Mitral Valve repair from mitral prolapse although classed as heart disease when successfuly carried out the long term outlook is very good?

Very good: you should continue to be followed by your cardiologist every 6-12 months and also if you note any important change in heart-type symptoms. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to you remove a patients ileocecal valve without consent? As well as no warning of what happens after this valve is gone?

Consent for ICV?: you presumably knew you were getting colon surgery, no? if you re-read your consent am pretty sure you'll find 'and related procedures' in there. i have no idea why you needed the surgery but can guarantee you that the surgeons would not have removed it for the fun of it. you may have a little looser BMs in the beginning, but your colon/small bowel will adjust. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

If a valve doesn't : close properly, it will tend to leak. the amount and consequences of leakage can depend on a lot of things, like heart size and function, as well as your blood pressure. for more details, see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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Why does a partial or full avsd cause a holosystolic murmur? Is it because associated valve regurgitation? Thanks.

Why does a partial or full avsd cause a holosystolic murmur? Is it because associated valve regurgitation? Thanks.

Typically: Iin an avsd, there will typically be a systolic ejection murmur from increased flow across the pulmonary valve related to pulmonary overcirculation. The vsd shunting will often be low velocity and not produce an audible murmur, so any holosystolic murmur would usually derive from av valve regurgitation, a common problem in this defect. ...Read more

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Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Valve: Valve surgery is usually not considered unless patient is having significant problems. Passing out etc. Pulmaonary HTN can be treated medically. You need to talk to your cardiologist or pulmonologist about specific prognosis and therapies. ...Read more

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Please answer! what does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?

Please answer! what does it mean if heart valve is damaged? How long does a person survives on medicine?

Need more info: Outcome with valve disease depends on things like which valve, how much damage, heart size and function, symptoms, age, other diseases (including other heart diseases). ...Read more

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Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.

Abbreviations: Sorry - not sure what nds or cd stand for - here's information on transcatheter aortic valve replacement which is the least invasive method of replacement. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/percutaneous/percutaneousvalve.aspx. ...Read more

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After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?

After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?

Rare: It's rare but it does happen. As always, the devil's in the details. A minor amount of stenosis is well tolerated but as the mitral valve area diminishes, the likelihood and severity of symptoms (shortness of breath) increases. A sudden change in MV area suggests a clot and should be treated with anticoagulation. Good luck! ...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