Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is a heart valve condition where the two flaps of the mitral valve bulge into the left atrium and do not close properly. The heart valve that is present between the left atrium and left ventricle is called the mitral valve. Sometimes, this condition results in mitral valve regurgitation, which is blood leaks back into the left atrium from the left ventricle.

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Why does my ECG show low-amplitude waves that suddenly become crisp waves?

Query: Hello doctor, I use an ECG device to keep an eye on my heart. I'm under treatment for High blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse and have incomplete LBBB. I notice that sometimes when I take my recording, I have these very low amplitude waves, which suddenly snap back into nice crisp waveforms....  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It might be due to device takes some time to get stable conduction . otherwise looks good.,font worry. You can get a normal 12 lead ecg to confirm once in a while.  Read Full »

What does it mean if you can hear clicking and squeaking noises of heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female and have been experiencing shortness of breath and increased heart rates for the past year. I also have palpitations and have been feeling extremely tired. I own and run a farm, so I am very fit, but I have been struggling with physical work due to these problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the details you provided. I guess you have described symptoms in chronology. 1.Initial symptoms of shortness of breath, palpitations, and tiredness likely to be related to thyroid disease. 2.Pericardial effusion can have multiple causes. But as you are a yo...  Read Full »

Can MVP be detected through ECG and TMT?

Query: Hi doctor, For two years, I have been suffering from MVP (mitral valve prolapse). Then, I have undergone ECG and TMT, but no MVP detected. But, I was advised to take the tablets given for MVP, which includes Metolac-ER 50 and Dothimax 25. Will these tablets cause any side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mitral valve prolapse cannot be detected on ECG - electrocardiogram or a TMT - treadmill test unless has very advanced and causing severe problems. It can be picked up by an echocardiogram, which is a heart ultrasound. Now coming back to your medications, Dothimax (...  Read Full »

Does a mild mitral valve prolapse require a surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had been diagnosed with a mild mitral valve prolapse four years ago. I have been prescribed beta-blockers for the same. Last year when an echo was performed, it showed that the prolapse had reduced. But, in the last few months, due to an increased amount of activity a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have only MVP (mitral valve prolapse), and no other complication such as valve leakage, there is nothing much to worry about. Have you ever had a stroke? I want to see your current ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography report to guide you properly. Rega...  Read Full »

Does mitral valve prolapse cause chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I am diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse five years ago. I recently consulted with a cardiologist for my mild chest pains and anxiety attacks. She ordered 2D echo and these are the results. Should I go see the doctor immediately? I am scheduled to see her aga...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I have gone through the result of your echo. There are minor changes due to the mitral valve prolapse. But these changes are not too serious enough to affect your heart function. I advise you to wait until your next appointment with her. There are no significant c...  Read Full »

Is mitral valve prolapse a reversible condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recommended by my cardiologist for heart valve replacement surgery as my latest echocardiogram results, both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE), revealed that my mitral valve prolapse had worsened. The diagnosis was severe eccentric MR. However, during the latest TTE s...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, the severity of MR (mitral regurgitation) will be correctly deciphered by your cardiologist. An eccentric type of MR is actually a grade higher than it looks. Like your radiologist may think it is moderate but it is severe, but because of its eccentric ...  Read Full »

What does my 2D echo report indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thickened tip of mitral valve leaflet with prolapse of the mitral valve leaflet to the left atrium during systole producing moderate mitral regurgitation with an EF of 34% and left atrial enlargement. There are normal coronary artery sizes. There is normal pulmonary artery press...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your echo (echocardiogram) report is showing that you have rheumatic heart disease with involvement of mitral valve. There is a leak in mitral valve termed as mitral regurgitation...  Read Full »

I had a Holter monitor test which revealed the longest QTc. Should I be worried about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I use a Holter monitor test for my palpitations. I use them when I lay down, especially on the left side, but they disappear after some time. My physician told me it could be mitral valve prolapse and is not something to worry about. I also underwent ECHO, which was normal, but the Hol...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry about QT, as I found QTc to be normal in your ECG (electrocardiography). However, the Holter monitor test shows a lot of premature complexes. So I su...  Read Full »

My echo reports shows MVP with slight MR. Please evaluate my reports and provide suggestions.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ECG, echo, TMT, and blood tests, and all results were normal. The echo shows MVP with mild MR. Please review my reports and tell me your opinion. I am experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and unusual chest discomfort and have shed five kilograms. I have had a cough with mucus for two d...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Although you have mitral valve prolapse, there is no mitral regurgitation. But your chest CT (computed tomography) scan shows mild bronchiectasis, cau...  Read Full »

I have had mild AML prolapse in the echocardiogram. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted a cardiac specialist and got an echocardiogram; the doctor said everything was normal, but the result showed mild AML (anterior mitral leaflet) prolapse. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The echocardiogram results are normal. However, mild MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is of no concern and is sometimes reversible. Gaining weight in low-weight people will help to resolve this. As your weight is low, it will be...  Read Full »

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