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

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Mitral-Valve-and-Mitral-Valve-Prolapse_UCM_434087_Article.jsp’ defer=’defer

I have it,without regurgitation, but the premed guidelines have changed. It is no longer necessary to premed for dental treatment , but many Drs. may still recommend it depending on other factors where you may benefit. Your cardiologist will be the one to tell you anything you need to do once they’ve determined if you need any medications, or if it is no big deal.

 No one ever heard mine my whole life, except a newer family Dr. I was seeing, pretty much shocking me. He sent me for an echocardiogram, and the MVP barely registered on the machine.
You should always tell any medical or dental professional you see about any health changes or any medications you are taking, prior to treatment.
Good luck! You’ll be fine (I also can’t imagine it would affect your ins. rates).

Post # 18
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I too have a mitral valve prolapse, (as does my dad and uncle.)  Mine wasn’t detected until I was 19.  My OB/GYN heard a slight murmur and sent me to get checked out.

I’ve been told that it’s very minor and that it doesn’t need to be treated.  I was told the only effect I would see would be being out of breath quickly when exersizing.  But I was in ballet my whole life and never had a problem.

It has had absolutely zero impact on my life.  I have no physical manifestations that I can attribute to the prolapse.  I tend to think of it as one of those quirks that everybody has.


Post # 19
2497 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the same condition; it was diagnosed when I was about 13 years old (so it’s been a while). I call it my leaky valve and it’s not much of an issue. I do get palpitations a couple of times each month, but nothing serious. My doc recommends an EKG every few years to make sure it hasn’t deterioriated (so far, so good!). I exercise regularly (I run, swim, hike, bike, and do yoga) and my leaky valve has not been a factor. As @dkacerek:  said, asthma (EIA) and allergies are a bigger problem for me as well.  

From what my doctor mentioned, it’s pretty common but not a big deal unless it’s severe; and it sounds like yours isn’t at that level. Good luck at your appointment; I hope it goes well!

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