(Closed) Mitral Valve Regurgitation? Anyone?.. seeing a cardiologist.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Wannabee

My Boyfriend or Best Friend has Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Marfans, I’ll ask him what questions you should ask. 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found out I had mitral valve during a pre-employment physical. That was over 30 years ago, and I’m still here.

It is more common than you think, it has caused me no issues at all…I just have to take antibiotics during any dental work that may cause bleeding to avoid an infection.

 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hey punkin, this is totally ok and manageable!  When you think about all the stuff that happens in your body every second, it only makes sense that a couple of the systems have some quirks to them.  My mother has the SAME thing, hers was discovered with an EKG while she was being diagnosed and treated for an auto-immune disorder that was giving her a ton of trouble…now that we’ve got that handled, she’s on the mend, things are great and no sign of any trouble from her tricky ticker…I’m sure you are in the same position! So don’t stress!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, things like this occur way more than you think. I work in Cardiac Rehab and if we see this, we consider it to be ‘minor’. Of course it’s still a heart condition and there are precautions with it but try not to stress too much about it. If you know of any triggers (caffeine, stress, etc) which cause the palpitations, try and stay away from those of course.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@FreckledFox:  Definitely! I would be nervous as well but that is all things you should ask your doctor. I hope nothing but the best for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@FreckledFox:  Oh and not to answer someone else’s question BUT, I believe the excessive bleeding is from the blood thinners they put you on. They want to put you on these to prevent any clots which would cause major stress on your heart. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Lindsay05:  from what I was told, yes, because the bacteria gets into the bloodstream faster and therefore get to the heart faster.  Regular dentail work is fine, just any oral surgery, etc. is when I was told to take the antibiotics as a precaution (usually my dentist will prescibe them)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@FreckledFox:  doesn’t effect my insurance, becasue have always been in group through an employer’s  insurance, and in NJ they have to give you a group rate and accept you in the plan; also did not effect my getting a private disability policy.  It reallly doesn’t cause me much worry, my doctor says most people wouldn’t even know they have the condition, unless it comes up in a physical like mine did.  Never had any other real issues or symptoms; my asthma gives me more trouble!

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

and forgot to say that my Aunt has the same condition, and had 6 children…she does have heart issues now in her late 70’s, but it is not related to the mitral valve.

 

 

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