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Re: Mitral Valvle Prolapse

Re: Mitral Valvle Prolapse

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Posted by Ken on December 05, 2000 at 09:26:38:

In Reply to: Mitral Valvle Prolapse posted by Will Moore on December 04, 2000 at 23:59:37:

: Hi everyone! I am a 31 male just diagnosed w/MVP. I had a stress test done and they it came back bad. I had a heart catherization done and all is well, 0 blockage, pressures in chambers are fine. I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. Is this something that gets worse with time? It seems to be something that gets worse with stress (my job is just a bit high stress). Any insight from the real world is appreciated. Thanks

You can find information on Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) on the web site of The American Heart Assn. located at http://www.americanheart.org. Click on their Heart & Stroke A-Z Guide found on the left side of their home page. Then click on "M" and go down to "Mitral Valve Prolapse". Click on this and it should give you the information you need on MVP.

When you have MVP, things to avoid are stress, caffeine and alcohol.

A regular exercise program, cleared with your doctor (cardiologist) can help. For one reason, exercise is one the best stress relievers there is. You may also benefit from a stress management program. These programs are put on by hospitals from time to time and charge nominal fees, but what you learn there will greatly help you control stress in your life.

Ken




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