Hi Frank, Welcome to the Cardio forum, we are glad to have you join us but sorry it is under these circumstances.
My younger brother has MVP; he is 30 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with it since he was 12. His cardiologist believes that his being so active contributes to his being able to prolong surgical intervention at this point. However, he does have quite a bit of active symptoms such as chest pain/pressure and shortness of breath. He doesnt take any medication.
My family has heart disease with most every adult. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 7 years ago. Then 3 years ago I start having Bradycardia (low heart rate) and had a pacemaker implanted. I also have Orthostatic Hypotension (low blood pressure). These are a totally new and seperate diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy. Yeah, it does seem that medical issues pile up on us all at once.
I was really sick for 15 months afterward, then I slowly started to get up and around. Now I am at the gym every morning at 5am. Exercise and managing the correct diet for my disorders is what has made all the difference in the world for me.