Could mitral valve prolapse cause dizziness?

Depends on rhythm. Mild mitral valve prolapse (mvp) would not cause symptoms. If the mvp was severe, it can lead to mitral regurgitation. This is associated with certain atrial arrhythmias which can cause dizziness.

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Is mitral valve prolapse really asymptomatic? I have a congenital mitral valve prolapse and a heart murmur. When I started feeling dizzy, fatigued and developed mild chest pain I went to see an cardiologist, because I read on www. Mayoclinic. Com that thes

The . The mitral valve closes when the heart beats to prevent blood from flowing backwards into the lungs. When the mitral valve does not close properly one of the two leaflets of the valve may protrude beyond the other leaflet. This is called mitral valve prolapse. In most cases, it is harmless and patients are unaware that they have it. Up to 10% of the population has some mitral valve prolapse, but it generally does not affect them. Prolapse can lead to a situation wherein blood will leak backwards through the valve. This is called mitral regurgitation. Mitral valves that have an abnormal structure can raise the risk for infection on the valve. An echocardiogram is usually the best test for assessing mitral valve abnormalities. Generally a heart murmur suggests some degree of regurgitation. Most patients with mitral valve prolapse do not have symptoms and treatment is not needed. Read more...
Possible. Mitral vale prolapse (mvp) can cause chest pain, palpitations and sometimes heart murmur. In general it is a benign finding. Rarely the murmur can get worse when the mitral valve chordae is ruptured. Patients develop significant shortness of breat at rest and activity. Rapture of the chordea should bd treated surgically. Read more...
Agree. Most common symptoms are palpitations and arrhythmias. Read more...
Usually! Overblown in seriousness. Frequently associated with joint hypermobility, pectus excavatum and other peripheral issues. I agree that mild rhythm disturbances can occur, but it is more important to not frighten the patient with this almost always benign condition. Read more...

Does mitral valve prolapse cause chest pain?

It can. Yes, it can. Especially if there is mitral value reflux with the prolapse. This can cause back up of the blood into the lungs, heart enlargement, and eventually heart failure. See a cardiologist. Read more...

Does mitral valve prolapse cause low energy?

Usually not ... Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the leaflets of the mitral valve, between the heart's left atrium and ventricle, bulge upward or back into the left atrium as the heart contracts. When more severe, it causes leakage of blood back into the atrium--mitral regurgitation--which can cause fatigue. But the majority of cases of mitral valve prolapse are not this severe and cause few, if any, symptoms. Read more...

Can mitral valve prolapse cause idiopathic edema?

Mitral prolapse. It is not likely to cause edema unless the mitral insufficiency is quite severe. Usual mitral prolapse is mostly noise and little associated problem. Read more...

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

Uh-uh. No. Anxiety attacks should be addressed directly. There's rarely an identifiable cause. Mvp, for sure, isn't one of them. Read more...
NO. These are 2 different problems. One is secondary to structural valve dysfunction( mitral valve prolapse), the other is a neurosis. For a neurosis you see your psychiatrist, for the valve prolapse you see your cardiologist. Read more...
Possibly. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3287421 there has been much written about the association between panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse, as above. While the association is small, in my practice I have seen patients who have mvp, panic disorder and both. Read more...

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

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". Read more...

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...