Can untreated strep throat cause damage to the heart in someone with mitral valve prolapse?

Possibly. The attack rate of rheumatic heart disease for untreated strep throat has been quoted as 1/200.Antibiotic treatment within 9-10 days of first symptoms cuts this risk dramatically, but every day of delay is a problem. The mitral and aortic valve, as well as the heart in general can be effected. This would aggravate any underlying problem.

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For the last 2 weeks I have felt like my heart is sitting in my throat. I have a 25 year histroy of mitral valve prolapse we well.?

Need follow up. Your symptom is not specific of anything. But, people mv prolapse do have a lot of atypical symptoms. Only thing anyone with mv prolapse is regular follow up with echocardiogram. As long you don't have a significant valve leak and heart failure symptoms you don't need to worry. If you have heart rhythm problems that can be treated as well. Read more...

I've noticed yesterday that I've mitral valve prolapse. Can it cause heart palpitation and anxiety? Are b complex injections derogatoty for it?

MVP. For the majority of people, mitral valve prolapse is a variation of normal. There is a spectrum and some people have a more severe form. When present, this leads to mitral regurgitation (leakage), a loud murmur, and over many years can lead to heart failure-then the valve must be repaired. B vitamins with neither help nor harm you. Palps and anxiety are common and not related. Read more...

I've noticed yesterday that I've mitral valve prolapse. Can it cause heart palpitation and anxiety? Are b complex injection derogatoty for it?

Noticed MVP ? Usually it is diagnosed by a physician. There may not be any outward symptoms, and palpitations and anxiety can be caused by so many other different ailments. Please see your physician for a proper diagnosis and any care, if necessary. Read more...

What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

Heart murmur. Could occur in same person. Murmur is detected by auscultation by listening to heart beats with stethoscope. Mortal valve prolapse is seen on screen by doing echocardiogram. Read more...
Sometimes related . Mitral valve prolapse is a diagnosis which describes how the valve closes. A heart murmur is a physical finding (sign) it is not a diagnosis. A heart murmur is a sound you can hear when blood flows with turbulence (rough flow like rapids in a river). Murmurs can be caused by many things. The location and quality often gives us clues to what caused it. Prolapse may or may not have a murmur. Read more...
Simple. Murmur= an extra heart sound beyond the expected lub dup. Mitral valve prolapse= the mitral valve sinks in when it closes and may leak. You hear a murmur, which may be a problem or not. You usually won't hear a valve prolapse but find out about it on a cardiac ultrasound or catheterization. Read more...

I have mitral valve prolapse and a mild heart murmur, is this common and sort of normal?

Probably so. About 10% of the population has some minor, insignificant form of mitral valve prolapse, but it does not generally affect their lifestyle. Most of the time, there are no (or few) symptoms, and treatment is not needed. Read more...
Can be. Mitral valve prolapse is most often associated with some degree of mitral regurgitation ("leaking") which causes a murmur. The severity ranges from mild and insignificant to severe. Depending on the severity and your age, it may never, ever cause you any symptoms or problems. In the rare cases in which it is very severe, the valve can be repaired and life goes on normally again. Read more...

I have mitral valve prolapse, they looked at my heart on echo, am I really going to be okay? Am I at risk for a heat attack?

MVP Rarely Serious. As always, get copies of echo video & examine yourself to better understand. This is an echo DX & usually does not indicate anything of importance; echo reader is attempting to find something to justify echo or imply basis of symptoms. Mvp is in the eye of the reader, some docs call it a lot, some rarely (same images). Valve leak more relevant but still usually minor if BP & hrt size low normal. Read more...
Periodic checks. Regular cardiology and echo and you may be perfect for decades. Shortness of breath, arrythmias, some chest discomfort are not unusual. Heart attack is quite unusual. Read more...