Mitral valve prolapse

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What is mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is defined as prolapse or billowing of one or both mitral valve leaflets into the left atrium during systole (contraction of the heart).

Common symptoms reported by people with mitral valve prolapse

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with mitral valve prolapse

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
mitral valve prolapse (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)

Data from patients with mitral valve prolapse, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with mitral valve prolapse

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste constipation 6 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
heart palpitations jittery feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
mitral valve prolapse (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight loss
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
gastroesophageal reflux disease
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with mitral valve prolapse, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has mitral valve prolapse on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 47
30s 66
40s 109
50s 151
60s 87
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 92
20-29 years 80
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 344
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from mitral valve prolapse patients who have completed their condition history
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