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I'm 21 years old, I'm diagnosed with mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these heart conditions r formed now?

I'm 21 years old, I'm diagnosed with mild MVP with mild regurgitation. Does these heart conditions r formed now?

Don't worry: Usually you are born with the thickened valve leaflets that cause MVP, but the mild regurgitation usually does not progress. I just recommend and Echocardiogram every 5-10 years to be sure. We no longer recommend antibiotics before dental procedures. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Is it ok to take Celexa (citalopram) if I have mitral valve prolapse & occasionally experience arrythmias - leaflet states to be cautious with heart conditions?

Is it ok to take Celexa (citalopram) if I have mitral valve prolapse & occasionally experience arrythmias - leaflet states to be cautious with heart conditions?

Yes: Celexa (citalopram) can cause a prolonged QT interval. If a person has a long QT interval already when he or she starts taking Celexa (citalopram), it could cause a dangerous heart rhythm problem. However, Mitral Valve Prolapse does not cause QT interval prolongation, so generally, MVP is not a reason to avoid Celexa (citalopram). Hope this helps. Visit my website CardioGauge.com for heart health advice. ...Read more

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Are heart conditions hereditary?

Are heart conditions hereditary?

Yes: Some are hereditary. The hereditary issues are usually the more common valvular defects like mitral regurgitation or bifid aorta. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart murmur that make mvp?

What are the symptoms of a heart murmur that make mvp?

Variable: Mvp can lead to mitral regurgitation and this causes a murmur. Symptoms are variable, depending on the severity. Mvp most commonly is asymptomatic but sometimes causes palpitations. If you are having any symptoms, you should have an echocardiogram to evaluate the valve and severity. ...Read more

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Which heart conditions can affect children after birth?

Too broad a question: Heart conditions that cause babys to turn blue are the right to left shunts tha lets blood bypass the lungs and doesnt get oxygenated. The person looks blue called cyanosis. Tettrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels , vsd with flow reversal called esinmengers syndrome. Are a few of such conditions. ...Read more

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Heart condition and sexual activity, can heart conditions affect it?

Heart condition and sexual activity, can heart conditions affect it?

Sexual activity: Depending on the kind of 'heart condition' and the severity of its dysfunction related to circulation, sexual activity can be normal or markedly depressed. ...Read more

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What are the implications for people with chronic heart conditions under obamacare?

What are the implications for people with chronic heart conditions under obamacare?

Obamacare: I am not sure what implications would be for people with chronic heart disease. I don't believe it is a valid question because obamacare is not focused upon certain diseases rather than healthcare in general. ...Read more

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I've very mild mvp. Once in a while, i'll get pulls and tugs on d left side of my chest near d heart. It will sometimes last a few hours. Is there cause for concern? Wat wld usually cause these tugs? They come on suddenly

I've very mild mvp. Once in a while, i'll get pulls and tugs on d left side of my chest near d heart. It will sometimes last a few hours. Is there cause for concern? Wat wld usually cause these tugs? They come on suddenly

Not likely from MVP: The symptoms your describing are not likely to come from your mild mvp; most likely muscle spasm (intercostal--muscles in-between your ribs). If you are physically fit/active and able to exercise w/o difficulty, then it is even more reassuring that it is not heart related. Good, deep breathing exercises, stretching/chin-up type of activities may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Heart Conditions (Definition)

Heart conditions are abnormalities or diseases of the heart. Some are congenital (birth defects), while ...Read more