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What are some major signs of mitral valve prolapse and how would I know if I have it?

No symptoms. Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the mitral valve closes. In the majority of patients it has no symptoms. In a subset of patients their mitral valve will leak. This is called insufficiency or regurgitation. If severe enough then the patients may have symptoms of shortness of breath fatigue weakness etc. Read more...

I have to have an echo ultrasound test done. For a possible mitral valve prolapse, what does this consist of and what problems can it detect?

Echocardiogram. The echo is an ultrasound of the heart and allows one to assess the valve function and performance and the magnitude of pathology of mitral valve prolapse. It takes about 30 minutes, it doesn't hurt, and is completely safe. It also allows onr to see how the rest of the heart is performing, whether there has been damage to the heart muscle or if there are other valves are not working right. Read more...
Simple test . An echocardiogram is a specialized ultrasound examination of the heart. There are 2 types. The majority of echos are done by placing a water based gel on your chest and a probe is placed on the skin. We can see the function if the heart. We can also look at the valves, chambers and for holes in the heart. It takes about 15 minutes and requies no needles. Read more...

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...