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Should I Take Beta Blocker For Mitral Valve Prolapse If Normal Blood Pressure
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
No: Beta blockers are powerful medications and should only be used under a doctor's guidance. I do not recommend using it without your doctor's advise and follow-up. ...Read more
Is someone who is facing surgery for mitral valve prolapse and on beta blockers usually depressed and inactive?
Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?
Completely safe: They use all new sterile equipment every time. It is highly unlikely there will be any problems with getting your blood drawn. Sometimes they recommend prophylactic antibiotics before going to the dentist, as having your teeth cleaned can release lots of bacteria into your bloodstream, and if you have a floppy valve, sometimes they set up home in your heart (you never want bacteria doing that) :P ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone with Mitral Valve Prolapse have normal bp and can the dr always detect it with stethoscope?
MV prolapse: yes, a person with mitral valve prolapse can have normal blood pressure. Depending on the degree/severity of the mitral valve prolapse, and the experience of the doctor, it may or may not be detectable with a stethoscope. An echocardiogram can diagnosis the severity of the mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more
Probably: The precaution with taking viagra is usually in patients who also take nitrates, both of which together can cause unsafe drop in blood pressure ... The only precaution with viagra while taking metoprolol is that both together can also lower your blood pressure ... Consult with your md ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MVP: Mitral valve prolapse is an abnormality of this heart valve which can be associated with a heart murmur, chest pain or heart arrhythmia. The valve is abnormal and 'flops' into the atrium. It may or may not be associated with a murmur which is the valve leaking. Worst case is that it is a syndrome associated with arrhythmias and even strokes. It should be followed by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hav mitral valve prolapse, but I don't take medication for it.What are the best preworkouts to take and which ingredients do I need to look out for?
Dysautonomia: MVP syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.org ...Read more
Follow: 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, shortness of breath, even chest pain. If you are having any symptoms, you should have an echocardiogram to evaluate the valve and severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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