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Is mitral valve prolapse a contraindications to cosmetic surgery?

Is mitral valve prolapse a contraindications to cosmetic surgery?

No: Depending on the severity of the valve prolapse and the extent of the cosmetic surgery, you will probably need clearance from your cardiologist. ...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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Is someone who is facing surgery for mitral valve prolapse and on beta blockers usually depressed and inactive?

No.: Mental status is independent of mitral valve. You can be happy, active and very sociable with mitral valve prolapse and b blocker therapy awaiting mitral valve surgery. It is all on the persons attitude towards surgery. ...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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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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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 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 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 is the definition or description of: mitral valve prolapse?

What is the definition or description of: mitral valve prolapse?

Occurs when mitral: Valve slips into atrium (prolapsed) and causes regurgitation. There may be no symptoms or shortness of breath, atrial enlargement, pulmonary hypertension or arrhythmia. Intervention can be: nothing, medication or surgery. Diagnosed by echocardiogram. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can mitral valve prolapse kill me?

Can mitral valve prolapse kill me?

Unlikely, possible: A rare possibly of a lethal arrhythmia exists. An infection on the valve can be very dangerous requiring surgical repair or replacement. Long term neglect to worsening regurgitation resulting in heart failure can be debilitating and eventually lethal. ...Read more

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What is a cure for mitral valve prolapse?

What is a cure for mitral valve prolapse?

Often benign: In general, this condition is benign. It may lead to palpitations, shortness of breath, migraine, anxiety. Mitral valve replacement may be needed if there is severe mitral regurgitation or a leaky mitral valve - rare cases for mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more

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Does mitral valve prolapse cause low energy?

Usually not. ..: Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve, between the heart's left atrium and ventricle, bulge upward or back into the left atrium as the heart contracts. When more severe, it causes leakage of blood back into the atrium--mitral regurgitation--which can cause fatigue. But the majority of cases of mitral valve prolapse are not this severe and cause few, if any, symptoms. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mitral valve prolapse?

Numerous: Mitral valve prolapse can be diagnosed by physical examination and echocardiography. The physical examination will reveal a midsystolic click and a late systolic murmur. Echocardiography will be able to show prolapse of the mitral valve into the left atrium, a thickened mitral valve, and possibly mitral regurgitation. ...Read more

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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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What are the mitral valve prolapse side effects?

Heart failure: Mitral valve prolapse can cause severe mitral valve regurgitation which can weaken the heart, cause severe shortness of breath and heart failure. Surgery remains the best option in the hands of good surgeons who can repair the valve. Valve replacement carries a higher risk of mortality and complications than valve repair. It can be performed minimally invasively without opening the chest bone. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse cause idiopathic edema?

Mitral prolapse: It is not likely to cause edema unless the mitral insufficiency is quite severe. Usual mitral prolapse is mostly noise and little associated problem. ...Read more

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Can people with mitral valve prolapse take speed?

Don't know: But can sober people drive down the wrong side of the rode? If something is a bad idea for a healthy person, then why would it be a good idea for someone with a medical condition? ...Read more

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Can mitral valve prolapse cause idiopathic edema?

Can mitral valve prolapse cause idiopathic edema?

Not usually: If edema with mvp suggests regurgitation and back pressure with congestion and degree of congestive failure. ...Read more

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What is exercise remedy for mitral valve prolapse?

None: There is no exercise remedy for mitral valve prolapse. It's like asking, "what is the exercise remedy for freckles? ". ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Mitral valve prolapse results from a weakness or floppiness of the valve leaflets due to an abnormality in the connective tissue in the leaflets. Mitral valve prolapse syndrome is associated with chest pain, rhythm disturbances and mitral regurgitation, and possibly strokes. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse?

Myxomatous change: Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant. Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip. ...Read more

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Mitral valve prolapse and headache, is there any relation?

Mitral valve prolapse and headache, is there any relation?

Symptoms: Both are very common, establishing a relationship would be quite difficult. ...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