I was diagnosed with MVP over 30 years ago, was under severe stress and heart was skipping etc so the Dr wanted to put me on drugs, I said no thanks. Here I am 66yo and still alive
I do however take care of myself. I walk daily, keep weight down and also take Hawthorn herb, Vit E and CoQ10 supplements that are good for the heart. I do get incidents of heart skipping/palpitations etc but I start doing slow breathing, relax and take some herbs for relaxation and then I am ok.
QUOTE=zuzu8]I'm going on some rather sketchy info at this moment but have a question.
A friend of my sister.. [said friend is female in her late 40's] went for routine physical.
Doctor heard a murmur.
She went for an echo and also used a 24-hr holter monitor.
All bloods and urinalysis normal.
Blood pressure normal (slightly below 120/80)
Diagnosis was mitral valve prolapse.
She has mentioned NO symptoms except
for ocassional transient tachycardia (up to 160 bpm). How frequently her heart hits this number I don't know yet.
The cardiologist has prescribed ALTACE 2.5 mg..
From what I gather, he explained that her situation is "rather benign" and that he is prescribing the med for her prophylactically.
My question is, at what point do drugs become necessary with MVP
? Does she really NEED Altace?? Obviously this cardio man thinks so but I always thought if you had a mild prolapse and were asymptomatic it was more of a "watch and wait" situation.
But let's say one DOES need meds, is Altace ( or for that matter ACE inhibitors in general) the drug of choice? What about beta blockers?