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What is the best treatment for mitral valve prolapse?

Depends. On the severity. In most cases it is benign. However it can cause severe regurgitation leading to valve surgery. Close follow up with physical exams and periodic echocardiograms is advised. Read more...
Usually no treatment. Mitral valve prolapse usually requires no treatment. A small percentage of patients with mitral valve prolapse develop mitral regurgitation, which may require medications and sometimes surgery. Read more...

What is the most recommended remedy for mitral valve prolapse?

If needed, ß-blocker. There are no medications that will "remedy" or reverse mitral valve prolapse. There are many symptoms associated with this very common cardiac condition, most of which may be bothersome, but are usually benign. If the symptoms, e.g., chest discomfort or arrhythmia, become bothersome or interfere with quality of life, an empiric trial of a beta-blocker may be worthwhile. Read more...
Nada. Leave it alone. If it's not associated with regurgitation or only mild to moderate regurgitation, it causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. If there is severe regurgitation, there are strict criteria for valve repair. In the most severe and rare form in which there is a tear in the attachments, surgery is necessary to repair the valve. Read more...

I hav mitral valve prolapse, but I don't take medication for it. What are the best preworkouts to take and which ingredients do I need to look out for?

Dysautonomia. MVP syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.org. Read more...

What is the best alternative way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

Treatment of MVP. There are no specific treatments for mvp. Patients who have palpitations can be managed with a combination of both reassurance and beta blockers if necessary. The primary concern with mvp is whether or not the mitral valve leaks. These patients need to be monitored over time with echocardiography. Read more...
None. Mvp, despite many myths, doesn't cause symptoms. When people get palpitations, avoiding caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep, and stress often helps-low dose beta blocker like Propranolol is also used. But generally, mvp requires no treatment. Read more...

I suffer from mitral valve prolapse (mild) and want to start exercising. What would be the best excercise?

Exercise. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise minimum daily with more ok if no severe symtpoms. Light weight training 3 days a week. Start slowly and build up gradually to a program you can maintain for life. The aerobic exercise could be anything you'll actually do, walk, job, treadmill, bike etc. Which machine.....Well if you don't use it its furniture, so whatever you'll actually do... Read more...
Yes. Work with your physical therapist or exercize physiologist to define your best program. Read more...

What is the best antibiotic way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

None. The risk of anaphylaxis and death is higher for taking an antibiotic (amoxicillin is the one that has been used) than for getting endocarditis (infected heart valve) from mvp. The american heart association stopped advising antibiotic prophylaxis for mvp in 2007. Read more...