Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

Commonly yes. Regular followup and echocardiograms are appropriate. Not all progress to need surgery.

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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP . Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. Read more...
May need surg. . Most of the time, mitral valve prolapse is harmless and does not cause symptoms. Symptoms that do occur can be treated and controlled with medicine or surgery. Some abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) in people with mitral valve prolapse can be life-threatening. If the valve leakage severe, your outlook may be similar to that of people who have mitral regurgitation. Surg. Intervention may be needed. Read more...

Can severe stress make Mitral Valve Prolapse to get worse? If yes, what would b the most probable condition?

No. Stress does not make a mitral valve prolapse worse . The only condition that can make the prolapse worse is if the valve gets infected. That is a serious complication . Good dental hygiene is one way of preventing this . Read more...

Can mitral valve prolapse develop or worsen over time or is it purely inherited?

Yes and no. Mitral valve prolapse (mvp) usually develops at some point. It is not necessarily inherited. Because of the "floppy" nature of the valve, the prolapse can worsen. When your doctor listens to your heart, they can hear the prolapse. If the quality of your heart sounds changes, you may need a follow up echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) to determine if the prolapse has progressed. Read more...

Can mitral valve prolapse cause a person to get anxiety attacks?

Uh-uh. No. Anxiety attacks should be addressed directly. There's rarely an identifiable cause. Mvp, for sure, isn't one of them. Read more...
NO. These are 2 different problems. One is secondary to structural valve dysfunction( mitral valve prolapse), the other is a neurosis. For a neurosis you see your psychiatrist, for the valve prolapse you see your cardiologist. Read more...
Possibly. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3287421 there has been much written about the association between panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse, as above. While the association is small, in my practice I have seen patients who have mvp, panic disorder and both. Read more...

If you have mitral valve prolapse is it common to get mitral valve regurgitation?

Not necessarily. Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections. Read more...
MVP. Mitral valve prolapse may not be associated with regurgitation. If regurgitation is mild and asymptomatic, it can be followed up with serial echocardiogram to decide the timing of surgical repair. Most prolapse valve can be repaired. Read more...

I have mitral valve prolapse/dysautonomia. I can't get any help with this. How can I get the doctors to see this problem and help me? My life is over..

No worries. Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it is harmless. Dysautonomia is different condition in which there is an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system causing symptoms such lightheadedness, fainting or increase heart rate. Sometimes you may need to have a tilt test to confirm the diagnosi. Read more...