Heart Disease Community
What causes mitral valve thickening and sclerosis
About This Community:

Join others with Heart Disease and get guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What causes mitral valve thickening and sclerosis

I have recently been diagnosed with mitral valve sclerosis and thickening as well as the MVP.  A year and a half ago, I only had mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation. I am very concerned about this because that is a lot of damage in such a short amount of time and I am very symptomatic.  The last time I saw the cardiologist he said MVP is normal and I shouldn't have anything to worry about for at least 10 years.  Additionally, my PCP doctor never contacted me about the recent diagnosis and I ended up getting my own records from the ECG office.  Should I be concerned about this?  Do I need a cardiologist?  I have numerous lupus symptoms and recently as had been diagnosed with kidney disease.  My doctors seem to blow off most of my diagnoses and symptoms and this is the latest one that concerns me.  Should I discuss the diagnosis with my nephrologist?  Will the kidney problems play a part in this?

I feel left in the dark with this.  I never heard of it, there is little information available and I don't know how to proceed with the matter.  Any information someone could offer would be appreciated.  Thank you. - Kristin
Related Discussions
Avatar m tn
What are the cause sclerosis in the heart
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
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
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Neck Pain Treatment QUICK FIX
4 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Israeli researchers find way to det...
5 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Gun Disarm Technique...
Jul 25
Heart Disease Community Resources