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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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What dietary supplement or muscle building supplement does not contain caffeine? I have mitral valve prolapse

What dietary supplement or muscle building supplement does not contain caffeine? I have mitral valve prolapse

What is your intent?: Majority do not, but depends why you are taking it. If just want protein, most are "just" protein. If nutritional or stacking or alertness seeking, then unfortunately need to check labels. May get symptoms from other stimulating nutritionals as well, though, so start low (-dose) and see how you tolerate them.

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At what point do you seek immediate medical attention with what my doctor suggest are mitral valve prolapse symptoms that are persisting and worsening?

At what point do you seek immediate medical attention with what my doctor suggest are mitral valve prolapse symptoms that are persisting and worsening?

Mitral valve: Prolapse that causes any decrease in ejection fraction, symptoms of shortness of breath or decreased exercise tolerance are usually from the valve not just being "floppy", but actually leaking. This can also lead to atrial and ventricular enlargement or atrial fibrillation. All are indications for surgery. The best option for longterm survival is valve repair by an experienced surgeon. Good luck.

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Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

Are heart pains a typical symptom of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Not really... A lot of "symptoms" have been attributed to mvp. However, there are quite a few studies showing no difference in symptoms in people with or without mvp. Too often, mvp has been used as a "convenience" diagnosis to explain a variety of poorly defined symptoms. Conclusion, it can, but most likely it is not...

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Should a couple ruptured Chordae tendineae and (as a result) mitral valve prolapse from endocarditis warrant worry for a 26 y/o athlete? No symptoms.

Should a couple ruptured Chordae tendineae and (as a result) mitral valve prolapse from endocarditis warrant worry for a 26 y/o athlete? No symptoms.

Ruptured chordae: Generally this condition will cause mitral valve insufficiency which may increase over time. Discuss with your doctor, you may need an exercise echo test to see if mitral insufficiency is present or increases with increasing exercise. Your Dr. (cardiologist)can advise of your status with the information.

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I have mitral valve prolapse. How can I tell if my symptoms are due to anxiety?

See a cardiologist: Most people with mitral valve prolapse can have it very mild and can have no symptoms and are not at any significantly increased risk of heart problems. However, if there is significant prolapse and/or leakage of blood (mitral regurgitation), one can be at increased risk of shortness of breath, heart failure, chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmias. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor.

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Is severe, frequent, stabbing heart pains a typical symptom of mvp (mitral valve prolapse)? What else should I look out for?

Is severe, frequent, stabbing heart pains a typical symptom of mvp (mitral valve prolapse)? What else should I look out for?

MVP: Mitral valve prolapse generally does not produce severe frequent stabbing chest pain. If this is occurring you should seek immediate medical attention.

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

Mitral prolapse: Chest pain and shortness of breath are symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. However the sob is unlikely resulting from mild regurgitation. The treatment is surgical correction. Most ild regurgitations are treated medically and with serial echocardiograms.

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Can mitral valve prolapse mimic the symptoms of a panic attack? If I have this, should I worry about endodoncy?

Can mitral valve prolapse mimic the symptoms of a panic attack? If I have this, should I worry about endodoncy?

Yes.: Mitral valve prolapse has been associated w/ panic attacks in some individuals. If you are referring to having a root canal, then you should discuss these concerns w/ your dentist or dental specialist. I am sure you will receive anesthesia and sedatives if needed during your procedure, if you are worried about being extremely anxious.

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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.

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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.

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse. What symptoms should I look for that could indicate this condition is more severe?

MVP: It might be totally asymtpotmatic. However, at times one could have palpitations and chest pains.

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Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

MVP/GAD: They are different. Gad is a psychiatric condition and mvp is cardiac. There is an association between panic disorder, a different anxiety disorder, and mvp. Some pts. With panic disorder also have mvp. Theories have proposed the surges of adrenaline with panic attacks may stretch the cords holding the mitral valve in place in the heart, causing prolapse into the ventricle.

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My doctor says I may have mitral valve prolapse. However there's a ten month wait for an ethnocardiogram, my symptoms are persisting and sometimes worsening, chest pain, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath post excercise, fatigue, what should I do?

Nothing: If you haven't had the echo, then the diagnosis of mvp has not been established. Even if you do have it, mvp does not cause these symptoms. Doctors blame all kinds of things on mvp but they are not related. There is no treatment required for mvp and none that is helpful. If the wait for an echo is that long then you are in the wrong health system.

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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


Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more