I was dx w/ mitral valve prolapse over 30 years ago by my family Dr. Before I ever complained, he heard the 'swoosh' and the click thru his stethoscope, then worked a little harder on that, then I had something like a sonogram which confirmed it. They showed me on the image, but I couldn't tell -- it was just so amazing to me that I was viewing my own heart!
AT times my heart pounded so loud I thought you could hear it, felt like it did flip flops, had palpatations and racing. I was into some lap swimming and hard walking and feared I was about
to have a heart attack, but DR assured me I was OK.
Dr said this would not kill me (tho I was supposed to stop caffeine and smoking). He put me on beta blockers for a time -- he said these were not necessary in my case because I did not have angina. Some people w/ MVP have angina. I didn't like them, they caused bad insomnia and he said it was fine to stop taking. He said no treatment was necessary except for abx before surgery and dental work.
Back then, when trying to research this (NO INTERNET BACK THEN!) I did see that in very rare instances, it can cause sudden death. I asked Dr and he said that was true, but that it was very rare.
I have taken abx before all dental work ever since and my symptoms are not near as bad as they were back then, tho I do now and then feel like my heart has done a summersault or is about
ready to jump out of my chest.
Since this round of lyme, I do have mild chest pains, but I am no where near ready to have my heart looked at again. When Drs listen to my heart, they don't say anything, so I dont' either!
OH, and CG, yes, I frequently feel skipped beats and/or double beats.