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What is the best alternative way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

What is the best alternative way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

None: Mvp, despite many myths, doesn't cause symptoms. When people get palpitations, avoiding caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep, and stress often helps-low dose beta blocker like Propranolol is also used. But generally, mvp requires no treatment. ...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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What is the best way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

What is the best way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Depends....: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse do not require specific treatment. Rarely the valve will degenerate and require surgical repair. ...Read more

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I hav mitral valve prolapse, but I don't take medication for it.What are the best preworkouts to take and which ingredients do I need to look out for?

I hav mitral valve prolapse, but I don't take medication for it.What are the best preworkouts to take and which ingredients do I need to look out for?

Dysautonomia: MVP syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.org ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mitral valve prolapse?

What is the best treatment for mitral valve prolapse?

Depends: On the severity. In most cases it is benign. However it can cause severe regurgitation leading to valve surgery. Close follow up with physical exams and periodic echocardiograms is advised. ...Read more

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What is done to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

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What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

Surgery: Mitral valve prolapse can be associated with severe insufficiency (leakage) of the valve. This is a mechanical problem and can be fixed only with surgery. The best treatment is to repair the valve. Replacing the valve with an artificial valve is associated with higher mortality. This surgery can be done minimally invasively through a small incision in the right chest or with robotic assistance. ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve prolapse?

Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things ...Read more

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Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe... ...Read more

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What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: read this for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

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What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

What are the signs of mitral valve prolapse?

Usually no symptoms: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is usually asymptomatic. Occasionally with more significant prolapse symptoms of shortness of breath occur. MVP should be followed with serial exams and cardiac echoes. ...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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Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case). ...Read more

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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 mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Commonly yes: Regular followup and echocardiograms are appropriate. Not all progress to need surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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