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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Im having heart palpitations& constant chest pain, what's the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse& how is it diagnosed? Can they see it on a chest xray?
MVP: Sometimes palpitations.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have mild mitral valve prolapse. What symptoms should I look for that could indicate this condition is more severe?
See a cardiologist: Most people with mitral valve prolapse can have it very mild and can have no symptoms and are not at any significantly increased risk of heart problems. However, if there is significant prolapse and/or leakage of blood (mitral regurgitation), one can be at increased risk of shortness of breath, heart failure, chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmias. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what point do you seek immediate medical attention with what my doctor suggest are mitral valve prolapse symptoms that are persisting and worsening?
Never: Mvp doesn't cause symptoms and is never an emergency. Many symptoms are attributed to mvp but research has not confirmed any relationship. Mvp is a variant of normal. In rare instances, a tiny subset of people with mvp will rupture an attachment of the valve and develop sudden severe leakage which causes immediate heart failure. If you had this, you wouldn't be at your computer! ...Read more
Can mitral valve prolapse mimic the symptoms of a panic attack? If I have this, should I worry about endodoncy?
Yes.: Mitral valve prolapse has been associated w/ panic attacks in some individuals. If you are referring to having a root canal, then you should discuss these concerns w/ your dentist or dental specialist. I am sure you will receive anesthesia and sedatives if needed during your procedure, if you are worried about being extremely anxious. ...Read more
My doctor thinks I have a mitral valve prolapse , however there is a 10 month wait for an ethnocardiogram to determine this. The symptoms have persisted and at points have gotten worse . What should I do?
I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine.Why is it so?
Mitral prolapse: Chest pain and shortness of breath are symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. However the sob is unlikely resulting from mild regurgitation. The treatment is surgical correction. Most ild regurgitations are treated medically and with serial echocardiograms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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