Is it okay for someone with a mitral valve prolapse to have children?

Yes. Mitral prolapse is a "normal" abnormality of the mitral valve seen in approximately 10% of the population. It usually does not cause any major heart problem but may be associated with chest pain and palpitations. There is no problem bearing children with usual mitral valve prolapse. Rarely a severe leak of the valve leads to surgical repair/replacement and could impact child bearing.
Typically yes. The majority of people with mitral valve prolapse have no significant mitral valve regurge. There should be no contraindication for pregnancy in this subset of patients. It all boils down to how healthy the heart and patients are.

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What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

Surgery. Mitral valve prolapse can be associated with severe insufficiency (leakage) of the valve. This is a mechanical problem and can be fixed only with surgery. The best treatment is to repair the valve. Replacing the valve with an artificial valve is associated with higher mortality. This surgery can be done minimally invasively through a small incision in the right chest or with robotic assistance. Read more...
Good care. Reduce your risk factors by good cardiovascular behavior. Good dental hygiene avoid infections regular followup and echo may need valve repair along the way but well tolerated and good duration! Read more...

Can you tell me what is a mitral valve prolapse and what are the dangers?

Mitral valve prolaps. Mitral valve prolapse (aka primary form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve aka floppy mitral valve syndrome) is a valvular heart disease characterized by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. Eventually it could lead to worsening of mitral regurgitation, heart failure, cardioac arrythmias and death. Read more...

Is it possible for mitral valve prolapse to occur suddenly in a young adult?

Intermittent. MVP is dependent on loading conditions - thus it can be intermittent. In that regard, it could happen "suddenly" and disappear just as suddenly. Note that MVP is a variant of normal but presents a spectrum of severity, usually mild but rarely severe. Unless there is a chordal rupture, it generally doesn't cause symptoms. Read more...

What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse?

Myxomatous change. Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant. Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip. Read more...
MVP. The definitions of mvp have changed....Get an echocardiogram to discern if the condition is benign or advanced or present at all. Read more...

Does training hard in the gym have dire affects on a mitral valve prolapse?

Unlikely. Keeping trim is a good thing. You probably are inducing peripheral vasodilation, and even reducing mitral regurgitation a tiny bit. Heavy weight lifting and straining may not be best. Walk, run, elliptical, swim are good choices, i think. Looking for others to comment? Read more...