Mitral Valve Prolapse

Originally posted by Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD; Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC Expert Analysis There are many causes of mitral valve regurgitation, including mitral valve prolapse, infective endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, connective tissue diseases, coronary artery disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy, among others.2 Mitral valve prolapse is the most common valve abnormality in the general population, affecting between 2-3%…

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Sanjay Sharma

I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart conditions might be more likely to show symptoms of the infection or to have a more severe infection than others.…

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HeartCheck

A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of cardiac arrest BY DR. DAVID L. FISCHMAN AND DR. MICHAEL P. SAVAGE, THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of sudden cardiac arrest. With the end of summer and the beginning of a new academic year, tens of thousands of students will be…

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London Eisenbeis

London Eisenbeis had waited two years to ride the giant slide, but her family never thought the thrilling experience would end up killing their 10-year-old The 10-year-old was finally tall enough to go on the park’s biggest slide for the first time and, as she prepared to ‘drop’ down the 273ft-long chute, she could barely…

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living with heart conditions

Getty image by Yuliya Nazaryan Back in November of 2011, when I went in to the hospital for a stress test because I was noticing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, I ended up getting a cardiac catheterization. It was determined that I have non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, left bundle branch block and congestive heart failure. Whenever…

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Heart Murmur ATS HeartCheck

Heart murmurs may signal a potentially serious health issue, but they’re often benign and require no treatment. HOW ALARMED SHOULD YOU be if your doctor says you have a heart murmur? Not very, absent additional tests that suggest a serious problem, says Dr. Mouin Abdallah, a cardiologist with the Cleveland Clinic. He’s also medical director of the…

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