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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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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


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What does it mean to have a leaky heart valve that causes palpitations?

What does it mean to have a leaky heart valve that causes palpitations?

Not causative : Leaky heart valves do not cause palpitations. However, patients with mitral valve prolapse have a higher incidence of palpitations and arrhythmias (eg premature beats) for unknown reasons. ...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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When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

You can't prevent: Mitral valve prolapse describes the way the leaflets of the mitral valve close. With mvp the stresses in the mv are altered making it susceptible to injury. This is what leads to regurge. There's nothing you can do to change the stresses in the mv. However, most people do not progress to significant regurge. Also, the majority of mitral regurge due to prolapse can be repaired minimally invasively. ...Read more

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I have moderate mitral prolapse and myxomatous what does that mean?

I have moderate mitral prolapse and myxomatous what does that mean?

Weak tissue: 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxomatous_degeneration ...Read more

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What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

Backward flow: Heart valves, like those in your car, are meant to have blood flow in one direction, and prevent backward flow. If the valve does not close fully when it should, blood can flow backwards. This is called regurgitation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have atrial septal defect?

What does it mean to have atrial septal defect?

Atrial septal defect: An atrial septel defect is a hole or opening in the tissue that separates the left and right atrium. They are classified by location and named primum, secundum or patent foramen ovale. They can be observed or in some cases treated surgically to close them. ...Read more

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What does a minor leaky heart valve mean?

What does a minor leaky heart valve mean?

It depends.: It depends upon the basis for the comment. If the comment was based upon a review of an echocardiographic assessment of ones heart, then it implies a near-normal valve. On the other hand, if it's based upon the reporting of the intensity of a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope, then the accuracy is dependent upon the skill of the person using the instrument. ...Read more

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I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without a prolapse, what does this mean?

I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without a prolapse, what does this mean?

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

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Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation?(mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary) Because that's what i have..

Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation?(mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary)
Because that's what i have..

Very serious: This diagnosis especially at your age is of such grave importance that I warn you against taking advice from anyone else until you have reviewed it fully with both your primary care physician and the specialist who made / confirmed the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP : Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read more

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What does it mean "physiologic" valve regurgitation? Does it need surgery to prevent pulm HTN to get worse?

What does it mean "physiologic" valve regurgitation?
Does it need surgery to prevent pulm HTN to get worse?

No surg for physiol.: Most people have a "physiologic" or "trivial" amount of valve regurgitation, particularly in their tricuspid or pulmonic valve. Trivial/Physiologic is the degree less than mild, which is less than moderate, which is less than severe. In fact, having trivial tricuspid regurgitation or pulmonic regurgitation can be very helpful in making calculations about pulmonary pressure. ...Read more

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What affects could using cocaine have if I have mitral valve prolapse?

As above: Cocaine use can increase u pulse rate , which mean put more work on u heart , this is not good specially for some one with u condition. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a billowing mitral valve. What does it mean and is it different than standard MVP?

Clear Sailing!!: Quote:"There is a gradation from the normal billowing during ventricular systole of mitral leaflet bodies to marked billowing. With advanced billowing or floppy leaflets, failure of leaflet edge apposition supervenes (true prolapse). This is functionally abnormal and allows mitral regurgitation." So, you are OK so far, just have it periodically checked per the advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?

What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?

Associated: La enlargement is common with a leaking mitral valve (mr). Recent studies have shown severe enlargement of la can be serious. A normal size is around 25ml/m2. This is volume of la divided by the body surface area (this takes into different sizes of people). When over 60 the risk dying is increased. If the valve is repaired this returns to normal. This is regardless of symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a rectocele prolapse?

What does it mean to have  a rectocele prolapse?

Rectocele: Rectocele is simply the rectum herniating or bulging into the vagina. Common symptoms include a feeling of vaginal fullness and sometimes a feeling of incompletely emptying when defecating. There is little risk to having a rectocele and they are very common in women who have delivered babies vaginally so these need only be treated when they are bothering you. Surgery is vaginal and outpatient. ...Read more

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What does mitral valve:mild insufficiency mean on an echo? Should i see a cardiologist?

What does mitral valve:mild insufficiency mean on an echo?  Should i see a cardiologist?

Leaking: The mitral valve is mildly leaking which not an uncommon finding. A murmur may be heard on exam. It is usually not a cause of symptoms. If not associated with symptoms, you may not need to see a cardiologist yet. ...Read more

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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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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.?

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?

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 tell if I have mitral valve prolapse?

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Echocardiogram : Is best way to diagnose & assess severity. ...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?

Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis. ...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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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

A condition characterized by improper closure of the valve between the heart's upper ...Read more