Mitral valve prolapse
can be a serious problem BUT USUALLY IS NOT. Your doctor describes the regurgitation as trivial, meaning MINOR. Approx. 10% of the population have MVP it is more common is women with slight builds and presents in their late teens. For unknown reasons MVP patients are more prone to BENIGN (harmless) chest symptoms, shortness of breath
, chest pain
and anxiety The medication your doctor prescribed is a Beta blocker
, it slows your heart rate
lowers your blood pressure. If you feel better taking it you should continue. You may want to see a cardiologist who is more knowledgeable in MVP symptoms to help manage your shortness of breath. ,
There were many answers talking about valve surgery. 99% of MVP patients do not need surgery. You are SO far away from even talking about surgery. Valve surgery is for people who have compromised heart and circulatory function and is not a minor procedure. It is VERY VERY major surgery.
I am 46yrs old and was diagnosed with MVP in my teens for me it is a non-issue. I do take a Beta blocker, it keeps me from having occasional tachycardia
. The only thing I am careful about is prophylactic antibiotics when I have my teeth cleaned, You should discuss this with your doctor and dentist
because that is the one thing you need to be careful about.
I am also a Heath Care Professional.