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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

User avatar Dear Leamea,

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.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

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.

Leamea

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