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Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Completely safe: They use all new sterile equipment every time. It is highly unlikely there will be any problems with getting your blood drawn. Sometimes they recommend prophylactic antibiotics before going to the dentist, as having your teeth cleaned can release lots of bacteria into your bloodstream, and if you have a floppy valve, sometimes they set up home in your heart (you never want bacteria doing that) :P ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is 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 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

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Is there a link/connection between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Sjogren's Syndrome? Increase risk if I'm on Prograf (Tacrolimus)?

Is there a link/connection between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Sjogren's Syndrome? Increase risk if I'm on Prograf (Tacrolimus)?

No: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disorder characterized by dry eyes, dry oral mucosa, positive ANA serology and other criteria. The best specialist to confirm this condition is the rheumatologist. Mitral valve prolapse is a valvular dysfunction not part of Sjogrens. Best! ...Read more

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Hello.Can be done Nuss procedure if I have right bundle brand block plus insignificant mitral valve prolapse and suspected Marfan syndrome?

Nuss procedure: The co existing conditions do not contraindicate the procedure;find a center of physician with some experience for more definitive advice at your age ...Read more

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Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between mitral valve prolapse and memory loss and raynaud syndrome?

Maybe Ehlers-Danlos?: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a rare group of genetic disorders involving connective tissue. There are reports that some patients have memory loss, mitral valve prolapse, and raynaud's phenomenon. A primary care doctor, working together with a rheumatologist and a geneticist, should be able to evaluate and figure things out. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more