Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Mitral valve prolapse
Does a mitral valve prolapse cause a bruit in one or both carotid artieries / one or both sides of neck?  My dr found a bruit on one side.  The doppler came out fine ..... no plaque buildup.

thanks
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
916737_tn?1243940442
Any bruit in the neck would be of aortic valve origin and not of mitral cause. Since the Doppler showed nothing abnormal in the carotids, try to look for the thyroid. Examination and ultrasound of the thyroid would exclude another cause. Another origin of the bruit would be a stenosis of the subclavian artery. It won’t do any harm to tell your doctor about this possibility.
Finally, if you don’t complain from anything, you can just consider it as a normal variation and forget about it.


Comment
Cancel
916737_tn?1243940442
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thank you for the post "brokenpen".  My cardiologist has told me that bruits come from the mitral valve ... he never mentioned aortic valve.  My thyroid is fine.  Also I had a doppler of the carotids and they were clear.  I've never had the bruit until recently so it's something of new original and the doctors can't figure it out.  I'm so confused.  He might be sending me for a CTA (CT of head neck / angiogram) to look further.  Have you ever heard of this?  He also wants to rule out an aneurysm?????? UUUGGGH
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Mitral valve prolapse
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on GMO CORN
1 hr ago
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on Feels like life is ov...
18 hrs ago
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris commented on GMO CORN
18 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources