High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community
MVP Question
About This Community:

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a reading of 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic), or higher and can often lead to heart disease and can often be made worse by high-salt diets. Discuss topics including good low-salt diets, heart disease and treatments.

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

MVP Question

Hi Folks,

For the longest time I have been experiencing left sided chest discomfort.  A squeezing sensation to be specific.  Recently I had yet another Nuclear Stress which came back negative. (I am 41 years old btw)  Anyway, this time the Cardiologist had the presence of mind to perform an Echo.  Viola! We have a diagnosis.  Mitral Valve Prolapse apparently.  My question is does this condition cause chest discomfort?  Anyone out there have this condition?  Can you describe what your discomfort feels like?  Thanks for reading.
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? Mitral valve prolapse  may be asymptomatic or may present with irregular heartbeat , dizziness or lightheadedness, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, fatigue or chest pain that's not caused by a heart attack or coronary artery disease.  The type of pain may vary, it can be sharp or stabbing sensation may be felt but not the pressure-type pain often associated with heart attack.  Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? Mitral valve prolapse  may be asymptomatic or may present with irregular heartbeat , dizziness or lightheadedness, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, fatigue or chest pain that's not caused by a heart attack or coronary artery disease.  The type of pain may vary, it can be sharp or stabbing sensation may be felt but not the pressure-type pain often associated with heart attack.  Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
5265383_tn?1380059282
Blank
aspentoo EMG/NCS - check. Normal. ... Comment
8 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
8 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar commented on Doctors Appt.
8 hrs ago
High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway