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Can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

Probably yes: Mitral valve prolapse without any regurgitation (leaking valve) should not be a problem; however, every organization has certain standards and i would check with the department's medical staff. ...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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Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Not sure of quest: Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the leaflets come together. This may cause the valve to leak. In most people prolapse is a relatively benign process. In some, however, it can lead to severe mitral leak which would need surgery to repair. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: read this for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

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How to know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

How to know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Exam and echo: A mid systolic click and systolic ejection murmur in the mitral position can often be heard on cardiac examination. Confirmation of mitral valve prolapse is with a transthoracic echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound) ...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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What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances. So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets infected, the problem can become serious. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of mitral valve prolapse?

MVP : Mitral valve prolapse results from a weakness or floppiness of the valve leaflets due to an abnormality in the connective tissue in the leaflets. Mitral valve prolapse syndrome is associated with chest pain, rhythm disturbances and mitral regurgitation, and possibly strokes. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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