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Should The Occasional Pain From Mytrovalve Prolapse Be Of Concern
I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation . My lvef is 75%. Is anything there to concern ?
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
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
Resting heart rate around 53 bpm. PCP says this is ok.Passed stress test, EKG ok.Slight mitral valve prolapse.Is this a concern? Worried!!!
Probably not: If you are active, that is, fit, your resting heart rate would be less than 60 BPM and when sleeping even lower. So the context is imp. Further, if when doing stress test, your heart rate increased appropriately, then additional evidence that you don't have chronotropic incompetence. Last, I see u r on thyroid medicine, so be sure your TSH is in normal range . ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer