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Cures For Mitral Valve Prolapse
Often benign: In general, this condition is benign. It may lead to palpitations, shortness of breath, migraine, anxiety. Mitral valve replacement may be needed if there is severe mitral regurgitation or a leaky mitral valve - rare cases for mitral valve prolapse. ...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
Valve failure: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. Mvp is where the valve prolapses into the left atrium during contraction, and can be associated with progressive failure of the valve over many decades. It is caused by abnormal collagen formations of the valve. ...Read more
Occurs when mitral : Valve slips into atrium (prolapsed) and causes regurgitation. There may be no symptoms or shortness of breath, atrial enlargement, pulmonary hypertension or arrhythmia. Intervention can be: nothing, medication or surgery. Diagnosed by echocardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The history of mitral valve prolapse is variable from person to person. Some people have prolapse with no or minimal regurgitation of the valve. They may need suveillence with echocardiogram but never need any other intervention. Some may progress to severe valve leakage and need a replacement or repair. Some may develop some rhythym abnormalities that also require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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