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Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), or the collapse of the mitral valve at the left side of the heart, can be diagnosed in people at any age, but not all cases require treatments. However, if the condition affects your activities and even threatens your life, your cardiologist will recommend one or several treatments. Understand the way cardiologist diagnoses Mitral Valve Prolapse, and what treatments you may get if your condition…

Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) requires means being more careful with your lifestyle. Since MVP affects your heart’s ability to pump blood, you are prone to symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, cold sweat, and swelling on feet or hands. If left untreated, this disease may cause problems such as heart failure or stroke. Aside for avoiding certain foods that…

Mitral valve is a part of your heart that regulates the blood flow, so when it is damaged, you experience symptoms such as palpitations, cold sweat, and heart murmurs. Called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), this condition affects two to three percent of populations but normally does not require treatments. However, in severe cases, the doctor may recommend surgery to fix it. The most drastic surgery…

If you have any heart condition, including Mitral Valve Prolapse, you may hear the term “ejection fraction” (EF) many times. It describes the ability of your heart in pumping blood for each heartbeat. However, EF is often more specifically described as the amount of blood pumped out from left heart ventricle. EF is strongly connected to the left part of the heart because of its…

We commonly see anxiety disorder as a psychological condition that has physical effects. People affected with this condition show symptoms such as palpitation, struggles in breathing, and cold sweat. However, a physical condition such as Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) may also trigger anxiety-like symptoms. MVP is often connected to anxiety disorder. Learn how they correlate so you can manage your condition and make a good…

Regurgitation is a term used for a backward flowing of a body fluid such as in vomiting or in blood flow. In mitral valve regurgitation, the blood sloshes back to the left heart atrium when it is supposed to be flowed out to the left ventricle. In simpler term, the blood leaks in a reversed direction because the left valve of the heart is defective….

These past two years after being diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse (I was diagnosed in 2015). I learned a lot of things about MVP and how to cope with it. Because MVP will sticky with us for the rest of our live. One of the things I learned is the list of foods, beverage and things that I need to avoid to prevent or at…

Mitral Valve Prolapse is one of the common heart valve issue. Mitral Valve Prolapse or MVP is a condition where both your valve flaps not closing properly. Most people who have MVP have this condition since the day they are born. In most cases, Mitral Valve Prolapse doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms at all, these people also usually never experience health issue due to their…

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