Heart dr. said: Mostly everyone has MVP-is that true?...

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sunshinesyl
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   Posted 3/30/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I normally post in Lupus forum, but two months ago or so, I seen my primary Dr. because I was having chest pain,shortness of breath, left side pain from neck to arm. An EKG was done, actually three were done, the Nurse said I needed to see a Cardiologist due abnormal EKG's.
 
Month later, did Stress Test, Echcardiogram, Calcium Test (think thats right). Today, I went for results, Dr. said all test are normal, I have a good heart. So then I said "So I don't have Mitral Valve Prolapse anymore?", he said alot of people have and you shouldn"t worry about it.
Dr. looked at his notes re: MVP, he stated I still have it, but he told me if anyone asks you if you have any heart conditions just say "no", because if you ever want to get Life Insurance you will be denied.
I then asked why were the EKG's abnormal?, he said "oh, they didn't know how to read the test". Appointment was rushedI guess he wanted to go to lunch.
I wanted to tell him, that his assistant did an EKG also, so did that mean his office don't know how to read test's too.
I'm still having Jolts of pain and last night I actually felt fluid-like feeling in heart area, I didnt even have a chance to tell him that.  Dr. just said come see me if needed.
 
What are your oppinions on my results?
Thanks!
 
 
Syl


stkitt
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Syl


I would suggest you find a new cardiologist as it is unethical for the physician to coach you to lie about your MVP.



In most people, mitral valve prolapse isn't life-threatening and doesn't require treatment or changes in lifestyle. Some people with mitral valve prolapse, however, require treatment. If you are having sx you are consider to have Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome.



Sure does sound like this Physician was in a hurry to move you on through your appointment.



Hope you find a new Doctor.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt

sunshinesyl
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your response. This was a new Cardiololgist I had seen, not happy with his treatment. I thought it was not right of him to tell me that too, I already have Life insurance, when answering questionares, I always include MVP.
Im going to make another appointment with my Primary Dr. and have them explain why they wanted me to see a cardio Dr., also, have them explain their EKG test they did that day. (Three EKG's were done,that office visit). The NP, at Primary Dr. only said that I currently wasn't having a heart attack but somthing showed up, I said whatis it?, she said "you need to see a Cardio Dr. One EKG done at Cardio DR. month later.

I think I deserve some answers and I'm going to get them. I'm still having jolt/shock like feelings in heart area, which makes me stop whatever I may be doing at that moment.

thanks
Syl


stkitt
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   Posted 4/2/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Syl,


I think going back to your Primary Care Physician is a grand idea and yes you deserve answers. Please keep us posted on how you are and do know we are here to support you.



Gentle Hugs to you,



Kitt

martinm
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   Posted 4/26/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
A New cardiologist would be better, i find a lot of these appointments are rushed and it feels like they want to quickly get to a diagnosis.

EML
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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
HI,
I normally post over on the Fibro board but was nosing around here.
 
I was diagnosed years ago with MVP.
I never had any problems or issues with it.  My GP found it and referred me to a cardiologist that I saw once a year to keep an eye on it.
 
A couple years ago my cardilogist passed away and I then started seeing his son.
He wanted me to go for a couple tests to see for himself what was going on cause didn't think that I had MVP.
He diagnosed me with Bicupsid Aortic Valve disease.
The valve should have 3 flaps that close over it and 2 of mine are fused together.
He said that it wasn't anything serious and I shouldn't be concerned about it unless I started having problems.
 
It is time for my yearly check up and I just had an ultrasound and an MRI with contrast done.  I go tomorrow for the results.
Hoping all is still ok cause I've been stressing over this.
 
 
I would get a second opinion and I hope you get some answers soon.
 
Hugs and Blessings.
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