Leaking Mitral Valve?

Answer Sometimes is called Mitral Valve Regurgitation and the first answerer explains the rest. Can be very minor and never need any kind of intervention except that you MUST always take antibiotics befo... Read More »

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Heart Valve Surgery - What's the Typical Recovery Time for a Patient who's had Mitral Valve Surgery?

Normally 6-8 weeks, though in less invasive surgeries, the recovery time is faster (4-6 weeks). The duration of the actual surgery is around 2 hours and I've noticed patients sit up on their bed as... Read More »

What causes mitral valve prolapse?

In some people with mitral valve prolapse, the mitral valve's flaps (leaflets) have extra tissue, bulging (prolapsing) like a parachute into their left atrium each time the heart contracts. The bul... Read More »

How to Cope With Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)?

Have you experienced Panic attacks? Do you have thoughts that your heart may be failing? Do you notice unusually "evident" pulsating in your chest or under your ribs? Feel like bugs crawling on you... Read More »

How to Repair Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which one of the valves in the heart (between the left atrium and left ventricle) does not close fully when the heart is beating, allowing some blood to flow... Read More »