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

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Uh-uh

No. Anxiety attacks should be addressed directly.
There's rarely an identifiable cause. Mvp, for sure, isn't one of them.

In brief: Uh-uh

No. Anxiety attacks should be addressed directly.
There's rarely an identifiable cause. Mvp, for sure, isn't one of them.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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