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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases
Question: MVP and Genetics
|leamea - Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:29 am|
:?: One other little question: I have read there is a genetic factor involved with MVP. My mother's brother died of mitral regurgitation when he was young. I have an adolescent son, who was born with an ASD ( he underwent catherization at about 6 days of age and it had closed by his first birthday) and was wondering if this, plus the fact that I have the MVP, is sufficient reason to have him screened for it as well? He doesn't have related complaints, other than perhaps an intolerance for hot weather.
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:08 am|
Mitral valve prolpase can be an inherited disease running in families.
If your son starts to have symptoms that are suggestive of mitral valve prolpase like atypical chest pains and/or palpitations then it is not a bad idea for him to see his physician and if thought to be indicated, have an echocardiogram to rule it out.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
|leamea - Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:22 pm|
Dear Dr. Mokhtar,
Thank you so much for your reply. I will note any symptoms that would suggest my son should be evaluated. Happily, he doesn't express any unusual feelings at this time.
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