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Over Person Sinus Node Dysfunction Mitral Valve Prolapse
Extremely variable: The two entities are usually unrelated. First, sinus node dysfunction. As people age, this usually becomes worse, and (especially if there is need for certain cardiac or BP meds), frequently causes dizziness, fatigue or fainting. Mitral valve prolapse can progress with more "stretching" of the valve over time, and hence becoming leaky, but it is a minority of people who develop significant leak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Generally good: May have some nuisances and some surgery along the way! sick sinus and slow heart may lead to pacemaker. Progressive leaking of valve may require repair or replacement. Both or either can be followed with a good functional life! pay attention to other risk factors and good followup! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjecture: Mitral valve prolapse w. Autonomic nervous system driven functions, e.g., shortness breath ; tachycardia. Young girls more commonly afflicted. Imo, these floppy valve persons often have joint hypermobility syndrome w. Inherited connective tissue laxity. Contiguous loose joints (pelvic sij ; sternoclavicular) impinge presacral ; stellate ganglia causing autonomic dysregulation; fibromyalgia also. ...Read more
Possibly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3287421 there has been much written about the association between panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse, as above. While the association is small, in my practice I have seen patients who have mvp, panic disorder and both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: This is a situation where two conditions that are very common (mitral valve prolapse and anxiety) may coexist in the same individual but is does not mean one caused the other. Some people with mvp may experience palpitations which could be unsettling and someone with anxiety may feel overwhelmed by having what they percieve as "something wrong with their heart". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a very anxious person. Had panic disorder. Could the reason of anxiety be mitral valve prolapse? Could it get better with medication?
Anxiety treatment: Anxiety and panic can easily go together, and some have also noted that mitral valve prolapse (mvp) and panic disorder can happen in the same patient. But that doesn't mean that mvp causes the panic. In most people, mvp causes no symptoms or physiological problems. Regardless, medications like ssri's can treat the anxiety & panic, along with psychotherapy. See your doctor for evaluation & help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..
No worries: Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it is harmless. Dysautonomia is different condition in which there is an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system causing symptoms such lightheadedness, fainting or increase heart rate. Sometimes you may need to have a tilt test to confirm the diagnosi. ...Read more
MVP and Weight Lifti: Patients with mitral valve prolapse can do all kind of physical activities as tolerated but weight lifting is not allowed as my that action one can faint.The reason is straining and heavy lifting involves valsalva maneuver that is that sinus of valsalva is stimulated by straining, that can cause a fainting attack and can cause serious injuries as well. ...Read more
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
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