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    What are the signs and symptoms of mitral valve prolapse?
    themitralvalve posted:
    Such imbalances may cause inadequate blood oxygen delivery to the working muscles during exercise, thereby causing fatigue.Mitral valve prolapse may be rarely associated with strokes occurring in young patients.In very rare cases, potentially serious heart rhythm abnormalities may underlie palpitations which require further evaluation and treatment.Like fatigue, these symptoms are believed to be related to imbalances of the autonomic nervous system.Palpitations are sensations of fast or irregular heart beats.In most patients with mitral valve prolapse, palpitations are harmless.These patients appear to have increased blood clotting tendencies due to abnormally sticky blood clotting elements, called platelets.Most people with mitral valve prolapse have no symptoms, however, those who do commonly complain of symptoms such as fatigue, palpitations,chest pain, and migraine headaches is a very rare complication of mitral valve prolapse.Sharp chest pains are reported in some patients with mitral valve prolapse, which can be prolonged.Anxiety, and may be associated with mitral valve prolapse.

    Fatigue is the most common complaint, although the reason for fatigue is not understood.They are probably related to abnormal nervous system control of the tension in the blood vessels in the brain.

    Unlike , chest pain with mitral valve prolapse rarely occurs during or after exercise, and may not respond to nitroglycerin.Migraine headaches have been occasionally linked to mitral valve prolapse.Patients with mitral valve prolapse may have imbalances in their autonomic nervous system, which regulates heart rate and breathing.
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