Mitral Valve Prolapse...Anyone who has this?

@psyche49f (2511)
Philippines
February 16, 2008 8:34am CST
I was diagnosed the other day to have the Mitral Valve Prolapse, a common heart ailment affecting a good number of people, including myself. I went through a series of lab tests because of a pain on my left arm. Finally, I went through the 2D echo and treadmill stress test, and it was there that the doctor found out my MVP. I am not yet very familiar with this heart disorder, and I would greatly appreciate it if there are mylotters here who can share their own experience of the disease, or have a family member who has one. I understand the cause of this is unknown, although there are indications that it is hereditary. Probably I got it from my mother, who also had a heart ailment. I need all the help I could just to prevent it from becoming a real problem in the future. Hopefully my next check up with the doc would clear up matters, however, I still need to hear valuable advices from friends here....
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
17 Feb 08
I've had the same indications as that of yours, the Echo showing an ejection fraction of just 26%. I'm not aware whether the heart complications that put me in the hospital bed for a week and a lot of medications theron since October 2007 is one of valvular or other kind of dysfunction.Infact my cardiologist has not yet given a label to my condition. No matter whatever medications you are being administered or interventions by way of surgical procedures...it is your confidence and the WILL to exist that gain supreme importance. Hence cheer up . you will be alright soon.
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• United States
16 Feb 08
I have had this for my whole life it is my understanding that it is due to the a clipping off or shaving off of part or all of the hair of the head, done esp. formerly as a signal of entrance into the clerical or monastic state in the heart not closing off properly it has given me no real problems other than an ocasional fluttering my doctor sais to tell any doc or dentist before surgery of any kind so they can administer antibiotics first
• United States
16 Feb 08
sory for this misprint it mkes no sence due to the fact that a previous answer was included somehow in this one !It should have read I have had this for my whole life it is my understanding that it is due to the heart not closing off properly it has given me no real problems other than an ocasional fluttering my doctor sais to tell any doc or dentist before surgery of any kind so they can administer antibiotics first