My primary Dr. sent me to cardiologist recently because I was having different symptoms than I usually have for mitral valve prolapse and heart murmur which was diagnosed yrs ago. So after test stress echo Dr. says now I don't want you worried about your mitral valve prolapse. Than says the criteria for this diagnosis has changed and you really don't have it. Than goes over to diagram of heart and points to the mitral valve and says what you have is ; the valve is buckling causing it to not shut properly and and some blood is flowing backwards. Huh ? this is what mitral valve prolapse is. So he is says well I could take randon people and at least 3 of them would have this. Well I said Primary Dr says she hears a murmur. than he says oh that is nothing You know how many people have murmurs. Anyways I was diagnosed in the 70's with this and have had all the symptoms. Pains in my arm. palpatations, rapid heart beat and occasionally not very often shortness of breath. So the other day I went to Dr again because of other abnormalties with heart and after the session the secretary gives me a read out of today's summary of vist and here is what is listed
Mitral Valve disorders
Coronary atheroschlerosis of native coronary artery
Nonspecified abnormal unspecified cardivascular function study Now what is Mitral Valve disorders doing there if I don't have it ? what is a native artery also.
the other things were diagnosed recently through nuclear stress test. Wonder what he means by that nonspecified thing too
Many patients with mixed hyperlipidemia may be asymptomatic. Few may have chest pain, xanthoma xanthelasma of the eyelid, pain in the abdomen and enlarged liver. Such patients are at a higher risk of developing early coronary artery disease and heart attacks. In coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery the arteries of the heart become clogged with fatty plaque build-up which restricts the amount of blood flow through the arteries .Mitral valve prolapse is a condition when the valve does not close properly. In most cases, it is harmless and does not need any treatment. If it is associated with any other problem you may need treatment. It is best to clarify the test result with your doctor and discuss your concerns till you are satisfied. I hope it helps.
Best luck and regards!
He won't discuss my concerns till I 'm satisfied and he keeps contradicting himself. My type of insurance only certain doctors accept; So I don't have much choices. But for him to say you don't have a mitral valve prolapse and than I'm handed out a printed decription of my diagnosis and it say Mitral Valve disorders ? I haven't had a chance to ask him about that because hasn't returned my calls yet after 4 weeks.
Yes I totally agree with you. Maybe mine is the same as yours than ? I intend to show him the print out the receptionist gave me and ask him and tell him to stop the nonsense and be straight forward with me.
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