I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse

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    looking for my distance relatives

    who have this named Gerber or is a off spring around Albany NY
    tswheel tswheel
    66-70, M
    Jan 14, 2016

    Sensitive Heart....

    I always knew that I had something wrong in my chest area. I would get this "pinch" everynow and then, painful...but enduring.....and it would feel a bit better if I would take a few breaths and hold pressure to it awhile. I told my husband...that if anything sudden...
    007angelgirl 007angelgirl
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2008

    Mitral Repair

    I was diagnosed with MVP avout 20 years ago. It seemed to get worse through the years, but dr.'s always said it was nothing to be concerned about. In January, 2010 it got much worse. My heartbeat was very erratic & my heart seemed to swell in my chest. I was also often out of...
    Cine Cine
    Nov 12, 2011

    Book On Heart Valve Replacement

    My name is Adam Pick and I am a former, double heart valve surgery patient. If you are reading this, I can imagine that you, or someone you care for, is considering or recovering from heart valve repair or heart valve replacement. Thanks, Adam Pick The Patient's Guide to Heart...
    adampick adampick
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

    Scared To Death

    Im 26 yr old female engaged living in egypt, a week ago i had a panic attack late at night my heart was pounding that i thought it was going to leave my chest, felt numbness in my left side, it lasted for 5 hours till i went to sleep from being tired. Went to the doctor and was...
    Passent Passent
    Jun 10, 2013
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    Feb 9, 2014

    I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Im turning 26 this year.. I was diagnosed having Mitral Valve Prolapse  last 2007.. i was sent to ER for shortness of breath severe chest pains and fainting due to my intake of sleeping pills. through that  I undergo ECG and my doctor find out I had MVP.. until now I had 2 kids...
    maeruetas maeruetas
    1 Response Feb 16, 2012

    I'm scared every time i think about it.

    I freaked when i heard my heart beat in my echo. I'm paranoid and on Tuesday i have my P.E class. Im scared of pain. I had the pain before but last time it got so bad and i started crying and i dont want to sit on the bench! I got some meds i take but idk wht's next? Is it...
    EverMoree EverMoree
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    Open Heart Surgery 3 Time Vet

    I have  had 3 open heart surgeries, I am now 42 yea me,  I have 2 beautiful children a boy 15 and a girl 19, and a sexy @$$ husband.  I have been sick all my life, I used to not be able to lay flat to go to sleep.  I had my first one when I was 7 they took out my valve, then...
    msmoneymaker89 msmoneymaker89
    1 Response Oct 7, 2011

    Just Learned It's Name!

    I always knew I had a minor heart problem. I could feel it. But, I just recently learned it's name for it. I'm pretty sure my heart is fine! My doctors seem to think so too. I'm just waiting for the results of the last test, from the 24-hour heart monitor, but both them and me...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2008

    Mitral Valve Prolapse And Worrying Symptoms

      im 26 yrs old .. female .. Jus diagonised with MVP yest.. have been getting occasional heart palps and mild chest pain for the past 2 months.. first episode happen 6 months back. i rushed to the ER. they diagonised me with acid reflux and heartburn. have been taking meds...
    crazyfoggs crazyfoggs
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    Worried Sick About Mvp

      im 26 yrs old .. female .. Jus diagonised with MVP yest.. have been getting occasional heart palps and mild chest pain for the past 2 months.. first episode happen 6 months back. i rushed to the ER. they diagonised me with acid reflux and heartburn. have been taking meds...
    crazyfoggs crazyfoggs
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Hi there, I am a married 26 year old mother of 3 who has been having heart problems since i was 16 years old. It all started with irregular heartbeats (skipping heartbeats / pvc's). I have irregular heartbeats almost everyday and it's really worse when my potassium is low. I take...
    candyangel3679 candyangel3679
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    Went to the hospital every year

    since I was a baby to get it checked, make sure it wasn't getting worse. I think the last time I went was when I was 16 or so, as it hasn't changed. I used to get scared when my pulse was so fast and yet I was just laying down. It sometimes happens still but it hasn't affected...
    Nihnox Nihnox
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    Mvps & Exercise Intolerance

    I was diagnosed of a symptomatic Mitral Valve Prolapse with mitral regurgitation + Hypothyroidism a few years back. The funny thing is i know my condition even before the tests and diagnosis. The symptoms are just as described on my research. I have chest pains (esp. during...
    mclani888 mclani888
    7 Responses Apr 25, 2010

    My Mvp And My Pregnancy

    As a child, my playground were grandma's backyard and the streets. I loved playing outside with my cousins who are mostly boys. And so, being the youngest and the only girl, I had to keep up with all the running, jumping, yelling, hiding, climbing and being physically active all...
    jhoey19 jhoey19
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2012

    I Have Mvp..

    Once upon a time... I was a happy and strong girl. Now I'm not. Now I'm in pain and vulnerable and quite fragile that people distance themselves from me, cause they don't want to have another burden in their lives. I was a soccer player, a badminton amateur and an archer. I was...
    jadedme jadedme
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

    my name is ver from philippines.

    . ive been an athlete since my highschool and college days, may 24, 2013 while playing computer games i felt something is inside my throat something like irritable and uncomfortable. but i just ignored it. 12am in the morning my birthday. while preparing to sleep. i experience...
    gwapista123 gwapista123
    26-30, M
    Dec 22, 2013

    Told I Have Mvp As Of Yesterday 10/22/13

    I always use to have heart palpitations from the age of 16 years old to 20 years old. I never thought anything of it do too I was under a lot of stress during these years of age, I went for years without any signs of a heart palpitations stress or in any anxiety, at the age of 23...
    priscillawinzer24 priscillawinzer24
    26-30, F
    Oct 23, 2013

    I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse.

    I was diagnosed with mvp when i was 22 years old. Prior to that i had bad attacks which i thought was panic attacks. It all started when i was 19, i would get minor chest pains but i never thought anything of it. When i was 20 in decemeber i woke up from my nap with my heart...
    Anonymousgirls411 Anonymousgirls411
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2013

    Panic Disorder Or Mvps?!

    Ive been having air hunger for a couple of years on and off, and went to the ER because i couldnt take it any longer. The doc said my heart rate was a bit too high and put me on beta blockers and xanax, thinking it was anxiety. I wasnt satisfied so I went to a heart...
    velvetaurora velvetaurora
    26-30, F
    7 Responses May 6, 2009

    Mvp A Part Of My Life

    I'm a male from the Philippines, back in 2003 I was rushed to the er complaining for chest pain and shortness of breath. One of the nurse reffered me to a cardiologist and the dr diagnosed me with mvp. The dr told me that my mvp is an inborn heart condition since i don't drink...
    Buyy Buyy
    22-25, M
    Aug 18, 2012

    Im Haveing Mitral Valve Replacement

    im 29yrs old i was boren with conginetal heart deffect i have already head three open heart surgerys i rodeo and work a full time job im getting ready to have a mitral valve replacement surgery and i was wanting to know alittle more about how long the recovery is and what types...
    cowgirlreno cowgirlreno
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    I just did an echo and turns out i have this

    thing and im really worried. Any suggestions how not to panic?! I dont want to worsen it. But i cant keep my mind off it. I felt pain through when i play in my basketball games for 2 years and now i found out about it. I dont want to quit basketball though it freakin hurts when...
    EverMoree EverMoree
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014


    I am 22 and I got diagnosed with MVP when I was 13. When I was about 19 I started having weird problems like sensitivities to caffeine and reactions to certain foods, terrible panic attacks, hyperventilation. And many more crazy problems, everyone including my husband at the time...
    Rockerchick8100 Rockerchick8100
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

    Mvp Or Not?

    Hi guys! I just want to share my story. Late last year, i was having chest pains which i ignored bit it became very frequent that i decided To see a doctor. He ordered me to have a 2d echo which was normal But due to my anxiety i had a 2d echo again not once but four times. All...
    raine23 raine23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2012

    Living With Mvp

    When you first are diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, you're not quite sure what it means, and everyone around you - including doctors - depreciate your condition... People keep telling you that it's all in your head, and to stop being such a sissy. But the truth is that you...
    Miauh Miauh
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    Mother Of Child With Mvp

    My 8 year old daughter was born with MVP, although we didn't find out until another doctor informed us of it during her 4 year old well child check.  She was sent to a specialist who told us that she has a mild form of MVP with no signs of regurgitaton as of now.  She also has...
    Kayleesmom Kayleesmom
    1 Response May 19, 2012

    I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse

    i'm 20 years old and i've been experiencing palpitations and shortness of breath since i was 13. i thought it was all in my mind and i was trying to seek attention. i'm kind of a quiet person, i'm not good with socializing. I've been having palpitations, shortness of breath...
    orangepalpitation orangepalpitation
    1 Response Nov 12, 2011

    Loving Someone With Mvp

    hi guys!im raymond, and my girlfriend has MVP. last2 week she undergone an operation. a valve replacement with a mechanical one. she is ok now. recovering fast with the aide of some daily exercises. but having a mechanical one she needs to take an anticoagulant drug for a...
    raidomingo raidomingo
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2011

    I Don't Know If I Have Mvp Or Not

    Many years ago I had the classic heart attack symptoms at work, tightness in the chest, pain down the left arm, the whole thing. I raced to an urgent care to get it looked at and I was immediately hooked up to an EKG. They told me that it looked like MVP but they could not be...
    onelegshorter onelegshorter
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2011

    Feel Like Somethings Not Right

    Im 30 yrs old and i was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse about a yr and a half ago...just the other day i had a terrible anxiety attack and my pulse went up to 130...needless to say i was scared to death. i went to the doctor and he put me on another holtr moniter and i need...
    tracee919 tracee919
    Jun 23, 2011

    I Have Mitral Valve Prolapse

    I am a 16 year old girl and I have had heart problems since birth. I can remember going to doctors as early as 3rd grade for my heart problems. I have MVP, holes in my heart, a murmur, and stuff I can't even remember what they're all called. I had a heart monitor in 4th grade...
    emm24 emm24
    1 Response Jun 27, 2009

    My Heart Probleam

             I have a heart probleam. One of the valves in my heart back washes. My heart also beats twice as fast as others. So, I'm always tired. I can't do any thing that is stressfull at all. So no sports for me at all. I can't work at all...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 10, 2010
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