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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?

ONE CAUSES THE OTHER: When a leaflet prolapses it causes varying degrees of regurgitation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a medical condition in which one of the heart valves (the mitral valve) cannot stay closed when one of the heart chambers (the left ventricle) is pumping blood into the body. Blood normally flows from the lungs to a holding chamber (the left atrium) into the pumping chamber (the left ventricle). The mitral valve is the gate between the left atrium and ventricle. In MVP, the valve is abnormally floppy and thus parachutes up and is sometimes unable to prevent the backflow of blood from the pumping chamber (left ventricle) back into the ...Read more


Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Dr. Nassir Azimi
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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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Dr. Eric Toloza
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Can mitral regurgitation start at anytime if mitral valve prolapse?

Dr. Eric Toloza
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Can mitral regurgitation start at anytime if mitral valve prolapse?

Yes: When the mitral valve prolapse starts leaking blood back from the left ventricle to the left atrium. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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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?

Dr. Colin Kerr
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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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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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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

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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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

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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Dr. Robert Killian
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I need help pls.. Im 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse(a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation :(?

Dr. Robert Killian
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I need help pls.. Im 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse(a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation :(?

Cardiology: I am sorry to hear that your health is complicating your pregnancy. But, I am not sure how a stranger can help on the internet. It sounds like your OB will have you monitored closely with a cardiologist as well. Follow their advise to the tee. ...Read more

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Dr. David Savage
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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?

Dr. David Savage
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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?

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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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
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I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

Dr. Sergio Schabelman
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I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

Not really: Mvp is a very common condition in women, over diagnosed in the 80's and 90's. The echo doppler is a very sensitive tool to find "valvular leaks= regurgitation" the fact that the leaks are "mild" make them more likely without clinical significance and should not be a contraindication for vaginal delivery. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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I am a college student i was diagonised with mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation .Does I have increased risk of sudden death.?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Low incidence: Careful followup, echocardiograms, sometimes medications for rhythym are more likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Becker
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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

Dr. Michael Becker
Board Certified, Cardiology
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Nathan Almeida
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Mvp (Definition)

MVP is also known as Mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse is a disease of the major heart valve of the left side of the heart. The valve in in this condition is too flexible, allowing backwards flow of blood ...Read more


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