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Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to have anxiety attacks?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Unlikely

This is a situation where two conditions that are very common (mitral valve prolapse and anxiety) may coexist in the same individual but is does not mean one caused the other. Some people with mvp may experience palpitations which could be unsettling and someone with anxiety may feel overwhelmed by having what they percieve as "something wrong with their heart".

In brief: Unlikely

This is a situation where two conditions that are very common (mitral valve prolapse and anxiety) may coexist in the same individual but is does not mean one caused the other. Some people with mvp may experience palpitations which could be unsettling and someone with anxiety may feel overwhelmed by having what they percieve as "something wrong with their heart".
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Possibly

Patients with mitral valve prolapse also have a higher incidence of several other medical and mental health problems, including generalized anxiety disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and migraine headaches just to name a few.

In brief: Possibly

Patients with mitral valve prolapse also have a higher incidence of several other medical and mental health problems, including generalized anxiety disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and migraine headaches just to name a few.
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