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Why is mitral valve prolapse more common in women than in men?

Soft soft tissues. Reason for more mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in women is that females have greater incidence and experience of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), an inherited disorder wherein ligaments are lax; causing JHS. Ligament laxity is caused by cartilage laxity & lax cartilage tissues also comprise floppy heart valves in MVP cases. There is a marked association of JHS, MVP, & panic attacks. . Read more...

I have mitral valve prolapse. How can I tell if my symptoms are due to anxiety?

See a cardiologist. Most people with mitral valve prolapse can have it very mild and can have no symptoms and are not at any significantly increased risk of heart problems. However, if there is significant prolapse and/or leakage of blood (mitral regurgitation), one can be at increased risk of shortness of breath, heart failure, chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmias. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. Read more...
MVP. If your cardiologist says u r ok from the medical standpoint, when your anxiety & panic subside with treatment, the mvp finding will also subside. Read more...