Originally Posted by starsofglass
Not necessarily. Some people with light MVP have more symptoms of MVP syndrome than people who have severe MVP. MVP simply is a certain valve issue. MVP syndrome is much more complicated.
You mean have more symptoms included with an unproven cluster of symptoms that is referred to as MVP syndrome. The same syndrome is also associated with a panic attack and/or anxiety disorder. As I read this thread everyone agrees there may or may not be symptoms associated with MVP, however I have differentiated with severe MVP and state there will almost always be symptoms.
To illustrate if cardiac output supply doesn't meet the system's demand for oxygen there will be consequences. It doesn't matter the underlying cause, and that includes MVP and all valve disorders. With a low CO, most notably but not limited to would be fatique emanating with blood volume changes from exercise, a high resting heart rate and other physiological factors. Also, for a short period of time there will be a rise above normal in heart's ejection factor and then a fall to an EF below 30%.
We all seem to agree if cardiac output is compromised to a lesser extent than severe one may be asymptomatic as one's system may compensate and meet the system's demand for oxygen. However, an exam and test would find signs
of MVP. Symptoms
categorized into a syndrome for MVP overlap into other problems not associated with valves or even a heart problem for that matter.