Patient Comments: Mitral Valve Prolapse - Treatment

What was the treatment for your mitral valve prolapse (MVP)?

Comment from: Gayle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

I reached this page by doing a search on mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and magnesium. My sister and I both have MVP and both of us discovered more or less independently through experience that taking magnesium supplements helps a lot. Taking magnesium stops the chest pains and 'fake heart attacks.' It doesn't seem to help with other symptoms but those are biggies. But it only helps in doses quite a bit higher than the recommended daily allowance. Yes, it is a laxative, but that is a small price to pay. Other than the laxative effect, there are no side effects and no problems with overdosing. I hope that some doctors are reading these testimonials as well.

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Comment from: arjay, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 16

After the sudden death of my husband, about 32 years ago, I experienced a fast heart rate and I saw my family physician immediately. At the time he said "Don't let anyone tell you that you have heart trouble". He kept me in a room in his office after giving me something to medicate the heart rate. I relaxed and eventually was released to go home. While visiting my parents shortly after that they felt I should see a heart specialist in a larger city and he diagnosed me with the Mitral Valve Prolapse. He prescribed 10mg Inderal twice daily. I now use Propranolol (generic)I continue to use that medication to the present time.

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Comment from: amandahewettart, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 11

So i am 23 now and was diagnosed at age 14 after a number of fainting spells. It actually took a Health Analysis from the School of Metaphysics to find out the prolapse was due to a deficiency in thiamine, vitamin b1. I started taking a 250mg tablet each morning and I have no more heart palpitations. The mental cause and though pattern was "not having the attention in the present moment�. Which makes sense as the cause of my panic attacks. Funny, my heart stops beating if my attention is not in the present. I practice a 10 min focus exercise each morning with a candle and I now hold my attention with people instead of endless daydreaming. Thought is cause and by changing my mental pattern of disengagement my heart has healed.

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Comment from: RNRM, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

Taurine and magnesium work wonders for my mitral valve prolapse (MVP). I have no more palpitations, no more chest pain.

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Comment from: Reggie, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 05

What's really helped me is taking magnesium supplements. I take a 450-mg tablet every morning and I have almost no palpitations anymore, as opposed to palpitations every five minutes before. Good thing about magnesium � it is a supplement, not a medicine. I've heard that excess magnesium leaves the body through the �backdoor.� I recommend it to all MVP sufferers. Try this one out � it improved my quality of life amazingly.

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Comment from: sadgirl, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 06

My boyfriend recently died at 27 years old of a floppy mitral valve. He had NO symptoms. We never knew he had it. On Christmas day he suddenly had, what I believe was a seizure, and was in cardiac arrest and became unconscious. He was shocked by paramedics numerous times, within 5 minutes after seizure and at the hospital as well. Sadly, he never made it. They say that having MVP is not a big problem, and people live a normal life with it. Apparently this is not true.

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