Beverly Hills Mitral Regurgitation

Symptoms of Mitral Valve Disease

Although mitral valve prolapse is a lifelong disorder, many people with this condition never have symptoms. This is usually an incidental finding and often and over diagnosed. Usually people develop symptoms when the mitral regurgitation from the mitral valve prolapse becomes worse. This is due to increase leakage of blood backwards towards the lungs.

Symptoms of Mitral Regurgitation & Mitral valve Prolapse include:

  • A racing or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain

When to see a doctor

If you think you have any of the above symptoms, make an appointment with your cardiologist. Many other conditions cause the same symptoms as mitral valve prolapse, so only a visit to your doctor can determine the cause of your symptoms. If you have already been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse or mitral regurgitation, see your cardiologist regularly, especially if your symptoms worsen.

In order to discover more about chest pain and its potential causes and ramifications please view this PDF by the American Heart Association.
If you have more symptoms other then just chest pain visit our conditions page for a complete list. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you need to meet with an experienced cardiologist.