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I have mitral valve prolapse with regurgatation trivial, is it dangerous ?

My doctor said i have mitral valve prolapse with regurgatation trivial, is this dangerous? Sometimes its hard to breath... I m 22 years old. What s the disadvantage of this disease? Please help me..thanks... I was diagnose last 2003, that time i thought i almost die, i can t breath and it hurts. Last year i resigned to my work in the hotel as a receptionist, cause I almost got heart attack when im on duty. Before i was a runner... Now its hard for me to work things like laundry or carry heavy things. I had always an irregular heart beat... Im already married last 4 months, and i like to have a baby soon... Is this okay? My doctor give me a medicine, therabloc i start drinking that since 2003 he said its a lifetime med. but last year he reduce the dosage, instead of 1 tablet everyday, i drink half tablet. Now he said too, its okay to stop drinking medicine, but im confuse i doubt what he said cause there are times i still have shortness or hard to breath. Do i have to consult to other doctors?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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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.
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