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. .

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Mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some of the treatments for this condition and any information you can share. Thank you. Joy age 60, female

Hello . Hello joy. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve is a bit more floppy than usual and so does not form a perfect seal to prevent backward leaking of blood (mitral regugitation) from the ventricle into the atrium. If only mild, you do not need any treatment at all. The condition should be followed over time with annual visits to your doctor and periodic echocardiograms (heart ultrasound). If the condition worsens to the point of moderate or severe regurgitation, you may develop symptoms such as shortness of breath with exertion or fatigue. In that case, you may end up requiring a procedure to repair the valve. Repair is usually done surgically, but there are new techniques being developed to allow for minimally invasive repair via catheters. Read more...
Repair. Mitral valve repair when possible, can cure regurgitation and results in the best long term survival by preventing long term complications, preserving heart and lung function and preventing thromboembolic cerebral strokes or arterial emboli . Check out www.Mitralvalverepair.Org go see dr. David h. Adams at mt. Sinai in ny. Read more...

Female, 60 yoa, mitral valve prolapse w/ mild regurgitation. Moderate angina with tingling & slight weakness of left arm when at rest. Suggestions?

See your doctor. You need to make sure this is not angina at rest. You may also be having symptoms of a minor stroke, known as a TIA (transient ischemic attack). Since you are already having cardiac problems the same process of atherosclerosis puts you at risk for strokes. Read more...
Cardiac evaluation. Though patients with mvp are known to sometimes have atypical chest pains, you need to rule out a coronary cause given your age and type of symptom. You should see a cardiologist for a complete workup. Read more...