As for Mitral valve symptoms, with me, I had panick attacks & then one day felt chest pain. i would get palpitations often & went to the dr for this. Strangely, Dr's always listen to your heart but this time he said he heard a "click".
said i have MVP & told me MANy woman have it & will never even know it.
Being a nuerotic I found me a cardiologist & he says it Usually is nothing to worry about and that the symptoms are more bothersum than anything but he still does an echo every year to check the valve.
I'm sure an echocardiogram will rule it out 100% if a Dr doesnt hear it by stethascope.
MVP for the most part is not an ordinary High heart alert but there are minimal severities as with anything depending on how affected the valve is.
Illmakeit- heres a good site if it helps.[url]http://www.nursing.wright.edu/practice/mvp/default.htm[/url]
Carrisa- Speak to your dr. about the low B/P. do you feel dizzy or whoozy when standing. I think I wrote to you before on this....I had a few weird low reading too & spoke to a few different dr's regarding it. if its any consulation, my cardiolgist says It doesnt matter what`the #'s read as far as low B/P as long as you are not getting dizzy. if you feel fine, its probably nothing to concern yourself with. Still, i woried & then he told me to put the home monitor in the attic & now I feel better.
Still, double check w/ your dr. (ts as easy as a phone call to his office)......if you're like me, you wanna hear it from the horses mouth.