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Hi doctors! I have a mitral valve prolapse can I still be a living kidney donor? Thank you

Yes, you can be... Yes, you can be one to save others' life; but ask and talk with the program which you intend to. Best wish... Read more...

Doctor heard a murmer today but echo 2 moths ago was fine. Why? Could it be mitral valve prolapse?

Unlikely. Murmurs can be due to any different conditions. The murmur of mitral valve prolapse is due to the blood leaking back into the left atrium, and occurs during the systole, or the contracting phase of cardiac cycle. It is unlikely that your echocardiogram was normal two months ago and now you have murmur. You should repeat the echo and talk to a cardiologist. Read more...
Recheck. Echo is generally more accurate than we are for leakage some soft dynamic flow murmurs can occur, usually non significant. Read more...

I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has mitral valve prolapse. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?

Depends. Mitral valve prolapse encompasses a spectrum of severity from insignificant (really, a normal variant) to elongation and overstretching or rupture of the leaflets and/or supporting structures with severe leakage(regurgitation). An echocardiogram is the test of choice. Ask your doctor how severe your child's mvp is. The vast majority of affected people have no symptoms and lead normal lives. Read more...
Probably no worries. In most cases no worries. Ask your kids doctor if there is any significant leakage of the valve and if so how often your kid needs to follow up. Also ask if there were any other abnormalities on the echo. Read more...