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Posterior Mitral Valveaflet Prolapse
I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without prolapse and also have trivial regurgitation, is this dangerous?
Back to Valve Basics: What do the heart valves do? They allow blood flow forward (most important) & (hopefully) prevent any reverse flow. Without an inlet & outlet valve, each ventricle of our heart would not pump anything. Prolapse commonly a "fad diagnosis" of no significance. However leak (regurgitation), because it increases heart ventricle workload another matter. If small, heart strong & does not worsen, minor. ...Read more
Mitral prolapse is: A condition where the two leaflets of the mitral valve tend to be elongated and billow upward into the left atrium when the heart contracts. The billowing can go on to true prolapse of one or both leaflets, which is when the leaflets allow the blood to leak backward into the atrium. This is mitral regurgitation. Prolapse does not always leak and not all leaky valve started with prolapse. ...Read more
This term is applied to a condition where the tissue that connects the valve to the heart tissue may be looser (weaker). Generally benign (not to worry) but I would discuss it with your MD if your symptoms are worsening.
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Moderation: .Prolapse means that the valve is loose, not closing firmly as it should. May permit a tiny amount of blood to leak through, producing a heart murmur. Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart and makes it more efficient. Aerobic exercise including walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at moderate pace. Should monitor heart rate and other symptoms and slow down if feel faint or lightheaded. ...Read more
Nothing really.: This really doesn't mean much, just that the person reading the echo thought that the mitral valve tissue looks a little "floppy." nonetheless, it sounds like your valve is functioning fine and that is what matters most. Some mitral valves are prolapsed (pushed up into the atrium or upper heart chamber), but yours is not, which is good. Sounds to me like you will live a long and healthy life. ...Read more
I think of mitral valve prolapse as a description of how the valve closes (the leaflets bow into the atrium). Regurgitation is actual leaking of blood back in the atrium. You can have prolapse without regurgitation. And not everyone with regurgitation has prolapse.
There is a group of patients that develop regurge from prolapse, but not everyone. ...Read more
How many consecutive ventricular ectopics are needed for it to be a problem - can those thuds be anything else? I have a slight mitral prolapse.
Last echo 2010 reads mitral prolapse with trivial regurgitation is this the kind that can develop to severe leaking or not likely?
18yrs female with mild mitral prolapse she's tall, thin&hypermobile, is that Marfan synd.? Is she can gain weight in future? What's the advise for food
Get Checked: Diagnosing Marfan syndrome depends on specific criteria (ghent criteria). The signs you mentioned could be consistent with marfan, but more information is needed to make the diagnosis. As for the other questions, I would need far more information to provide useful, and prudent advice. Please discuss these issues with your doctor so you do not receive potentially harmful advice. ...Read more
After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?
Rare: It's rare but it does happen. As always, the devil's in the details. A minor amount of stenosis is well tolerated but as the mitral valve area diminishes, the likelihood and severity of symptoms (shortness of breath) increases. A sudden change in MV area suggests a clot and should be treated with anticoagulation. Good luck! ...Read more
Birth defect: It's abnormal tissue composing the mitral valve from birth. Myxomatous tissue is thickened, exuberant, and stretches - thus doesn't provide proper support for the mitral valve which then "bows backward" under the force of cardiac contraction and "prolapses" (sticks its neck out) into the left atrium during systole (where it doesn't belong). It can lead to mitral regurgitation (leaking). ...Read more
Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?
These certainly: Are findings one could have on an ECHO. Without actually seeing the echo we can't say that is our interpretation. If the interpretation is accurate you have significant regurgitant mitral valve prolapse and should be followed by a cardiologist to avoid long term adverse outcomes. ...Read more
I have a Mitral Valve Prolapse. Do I still need to take an antibiotic prior to any dental procedure (i.e., cleaning)?
Prolapse vs leak: Mvp is a congenital disorder of the mitral valve where the collagen fibers that make up the valve are disorganized. It may or may not be associated with leakiness of the valve, which is simply what it sounds like - leaking blood backwards through the valve. People with mvp are more likely to develop leaky valves, but it's not a guarantee. An echocardiogram can tell you how leaky it is. ...Read more
After successful Mitral Prolapse repair some years on what are Specific findings in median Valvular readings in mmHg results in Mitral Stenosis?
See below: Mean transvalvular gradient of <5 is normal. <10 is mild. >10 is likely to cause symptoms. ...Read more
Mitral valve prolaps:
I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-)
when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe... ...Read more
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
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
Mitral valve prolaps: Mitral valve has anterior (a) and posteriotr leaflets (p). Prolapse has 4 stages. Stage I is mild, stage 2 is moderate, stage 3 is moderate to severe and stage 4 is severe degree. Anterior leaf let has three sections labeled as a1, a2, a3. Stage ii a2 means: a2 section shows moderate degree of prolapse. ...Read more
Valve failure: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. Mvp is where the valve prolapses into the left atrium during contraction, and can be associated with progressive failure of the valve over many decades. It is caused by abnormal collagen formations of the valve. ...Read more
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