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Mitral Valve Prolapse

Posted by Elena on July 10, 1999 at 12:02:06
Hello. I have recently been diagnosed with a grade I posterior prolapse of the mitral valve by  myxomatous degeneration with mild mesotelesystolic regurgitation without hemodynamic repercussion. Please explain. How progressive is this? I'm 47 and have just found out about this now. I was lifting weights and had an arrhythmia- sinus tachycardia. After I finished a stress test, after the cooldown, I had another arrhythmia. I am not on medication and only feel palpitations every now and then. More so  if I get nervous or upset. Is heavy weight lifting contraindicated? What about 5 lb. weights? What about Yoga with its inverted poses? What about aerobics? I do step aerobics 3 times a week.
Really looking forward to your answer.

Posted by Elena on July 10, 1999 at 12:06:37
I forgot to mention that sometimes I feel as if I can't get a deep breath. This happens once in while.

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD - CRC on July 12, 1999 at 10:05:28
Probably not related.
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