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What does it mean to have mitral valve prolapse syndrome?

What does it mean to have mitral valve prolapse syndrome?

Often nothing!: Mitral valve prolapse, once said to be a cause of many symptoms, is often a harmless finding, esp in young individuals. When it is accompanied by significant leakage back across the vale (mitral regurgitation), it can be a serious finding. Thus, if it is just a click heard listening to the heart, don't worry. Your doctor may want to order an echocardiogram if not sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

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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Is there a link/connection between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Sjogren's Syndrome? Increase risk if I'm on Prograf (Tacrolimus)?

Is there a link/connection between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Sjogren's Syndrome? Increase risk if I'm on Prograf (Tacrolimus)?

No: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disorder characterized by dry eyes, dry oral mucosa, positive ANA serology and other criteria. The best specialist to confirm this condition is the rheumatologist. Mitral valve prolapse is a valvular dysfunction not part of Sjogrens. Best! ...Read more

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Hello.Can be done Nuss procedure if I have right bundle brand block plus insignificant mitral valve prolapse and suspected Marfan syndrome?

Nuss procedure: The co existing conditions do not contraindicate the procedure;find a center of physician with some experience for more definitive advice at your age ...Read more

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Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between mitral valve prolapse and memory loss and raynaud syndrome?

Complex issues : Mitral valve prolapse can worsen over time. Sometimes patients note cold extremities and memory problems. The function of the left ventricle is important. If the prolapse becomes moderate to severe you may have symptoms. Repair is possible early and can restore quality of life. See your doctor and you can always talk to a cardiac surgeon to get familiar. ...Read more

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My medical charts say i have Carotid Bruit what does this mean? I also have Mitral valve prolapse I continuously have shortness of breath chest pain a

My medical charts say i have Carotid Bruit what does this mean? I also have Mitral valve prolapse I continuously have shortness of breath chest pain a

Carotid bruit is: an abnormal sound heard due to blood flow turbulence in your carotid artery. This sound can be attributed to a carotid artery aneurysm, dissection or partial blockage, or the same diagnoses in the aortic artery further upstream. Please see a vascular surgeon or cardiologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does stage iia2 mean? (mitral valve prolapse)

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

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What does it mean if I have a normal EKG and a mitral valve prolapse?

What does it mean if I have a normal EKG and a mitral valve prolapse?

MVP: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/mitral_valve_prolapse. normal ecg is a normal finding ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse w regular daily palpations and sometimes chest pain. Is this normal or do they mean more severe condition?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse w regular daily palpations and sometimes chest pain. Is this normal or do they mean more severe condition?

Probably normal: Mitral Valve Prolapse is asymptomatic in most people, but sometimes causes palpitations and chest pain, more commonly in women. There are evaluations that can be done making sure nothing more severe is occurring. If problematic, there are medications that can reduce these symptoms. See your doctor since they seem to be bothering you. ...Read more

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Catheter Angiography of Heart for Mitral Valve Prolapse. Cardiologist said all Artery's are very good . would this mean the Carotid Artery's also?

Catheter Angiography of Heart for Mitral Valve
Prolapse. Cardiologist said all Artery's are very good .
would this mean the Carotid Artery's also?

Very likely: There is a good correlation between coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease - almost 60% . So a normal coronary artery is likely to indicate a low probability of carotid artery disease. If you absolutely need to know you can get a simple carotid artery ultrasound .( this is a non invasive simple test) ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

Someone tells you: Very rarely do people know they have this on their own. It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone. ...Read more

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Can I have mitral valve prolapse, how can I know?

Probably wouldn't: Mitral valve prolapse is a condition that has been overdiagnosed and most times has no bearing on a person's life unless it is significant. In some cases, it is associated with atypical chest pain and palpitations. ...Read more

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Hi.. I would like to ask what food should avoid if I have mitral valve prolapse? Thank you so much

Hi.. I would like to ask what food  should avoid if I have mitral valve prolapse? Thank you so much

Salt: If you have severe prolapse then anything that increases blood pressure would be something to avoid and that means salty foods and avoidance of adding salt to the diet. If there is less than severe prolapse then diet does not usually influence it ...Read more

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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