Patient Comments: Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) - Symptoms

For mitral valve prolapse (MVP), what were the symptoms and signs you experienced?

Comment from: Tiff5500, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I am a 14 year old female and just today I was diagnosed with MVP. I was having small chest pains and heart palpitations. It only happened a couple times but it scared me, so I had an EKG and chest x-rays done and they both came back normal. Then I had to wear a holter monitor for 24-hours and get an echo done. The echo results show I had MVP, my doctor said it is nothing to really worry about as of now, but it is good to know that I have it. As for the results of the holter, I am not sure and will get them in a couple weeks. But right now I am just happy that I got a diagnosed, and now know that I am not a hypochondriac !! :]

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I was diagnosed in 1983 with MVP. I remember suffering from skipped heart beats and what I describe as the blood rushing to my head and then rushing to my feet. I have always suffered from dizziness and loss of breath.

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Published: July 31

Sometimes, I can't breathe and have to hold my breath. Otherwise, my heart hurts and I feel like my heart will burst. It usually lasts from a few seconds to a minute. Other times, I get an uncomfortable chest pain and have to take short breaths. This usually lasts for a few minutes.

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Published: July 16

It seems to always begin with a little cough, not the usual cough but a flutter and then my heart starts beating very fast. I usually sit and try to relax, I feel weak and when I stand up to walk I feel weak like I could faint, so I usually stay seated until it passes. It seems to last a lot longer now than it used to. I have had it for 10 years, with only occasional times when I experience these symptoms. When I went to the doctor 10 years ago, I was pregnant and did not want to take beta blockers.

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