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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Can you go through my echo reports and tell me if I can go for CrossFit training?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mitral valve prolapse patient. I did an echo test last year, and as per the doctor, it is not serious. Can I go for Cross Fit training?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and want to add that the echo report you had uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) is an old one and is not applicable to assess your health status today. I need to know the current status of your heart. ...  Read Full »

Is my radiating jaw pain a sign of a cardiac issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I have had some palpitations. I was diagnosed with very mild MVP, about five years ago. I go yearly for an echocardiogram. I had my annual heart checkup beginning this year, and I redid an echocardiogram again, and a stress test on the treadmill, and also...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your complaints, and there is no need for worry. Your symptoms are most likely not due to a cardiovascular cause. Jaw pain that is caused by cardiovascular problems is usually associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. Your symptoms are caused b...  Read Full »

Is Metoprolol sufficient to treat heart palpitations in mitral valve prolapse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female of height 5'2" and weight 61 kg. I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse three and a half years ago. My last check-up was two and a half years ago. My current medication is Metoprolol 50 mg half tablet twice daily. My symptoms are palpitation that usually hap...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are already taking Metoprolol 50 mg half tablet twice daily. There is the option to increase it to a full tablet once and later twice daily or switch to Propranolol 10 mg, which I feel is more effective in treating palpitations due to mitral valve prolapse. If even ...  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 ...  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 significan...  Read Full »

What causes palpitation and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having palpations for many years. This includes the fast, pounding heart, PVCs, PACs, bigeminy, and other weird heart movements daily. Additionally, I have body and chest tension every day, which gives me some shortness of breath, but I do not have that when I exercise. Attache...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Your five days of Holter monitoring is normal. Your symptoms do not correlate with ectopic beats. I think there is an element of anxiety. Moreover, those with mitral valve prolapse have such weird type of symptoms. MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is us...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of ballerina foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have ballerina foot. Is this dangerous? Does it mean I have a heart disease? Or is it a common finding?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It means that you have a condition known as mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse predisposes to mitral regurgitation that is valvular leak. So, you have to be monitored annually to see the degree of valve leak. For further information consult a cardiologist onlin...  Read Full »

What is the difference between classic and non-classic MVP?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago, I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, eccentric, very mild regurgitation and mild leaflet thickness. My questions are as follows. Will this condition get worse? Can you tell by looking at the echocardiogram images, whether it is classic MVP or non-classic MV...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like non-classic MVP (mitral valve prolapse). There is mildly thickened AML - anterior mitral leaflet, but it does not matter much. Only the grade of MR is important. Eccentric jet is more dangerous as leaking of the valve will hit directly to wall when it is ...  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 »

KIndly guide me on seeing my reports whether I need a medication or not.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a seven-day monitor, and I have attached my reports. Nothing has been added about whether I need medication, etc. This sounds dangerous. should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you upload the report again? I did not get the part narrow complex 5 qrs hr etc. Do you have any chest pain or discomfort heaviness on exertion, or shortness on exertion? These are ectopics or extra beats. These are usually benign and not life-threatening. These ...  Read Full »

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