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Mitral valve buckling

Hello

Does anyone know much about the significance of a buckled mitral valve flap? Is it serious and does it often get worse?

Thanks so much,

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Is this what you had in mind?

heart.org/en/health-topics/...

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Hello, thank you both. The cardiologist told me I had a buckled mitral flap this morning. I asked if this was classed as mitral valve prolapse and he said no. He was getting annoyed with me asking questions so I didn't feel I could probe any further. Hmm :/

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Then he needs a slap.....metaphorically speaking...🥊

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Only metaphorically . . . ? 😈

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No, but I don’t want to spend Christmas in prison!!

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That’s not acceptable Jellybelly - it’s your heart and you have a perfect right to ask questions until you are satisfied. That’s one of the reasons for seeing a consultant. Makes me mad to hear of such treatment.

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Me, too! I switched cardiologists recently cause I got fed up with being dismissed. Found a female cardio who listens. So far, so good.

The lesson of the year for me has been to quit putting up with unhelpfulness from docs.

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Hi everyone, I know - we are well within our rights to ask things. It seems every time I ask a medical professional questions lately I get met with an exasperated response. They are very blase about things indeed. I think perhaps I need to switch cardiology teams - the whole lot of them at my local hospital have this attitude. I feel very grateful for all the support I get on here. x

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I fully support you in this, jb.

I’d say that this year my symptoms & frustrations w/AF were the worst mid-year. I always thought it was the AF itself. Then I spoke up to my now former dermatologist, found this forum and Dr. Gupta, quit taking beta blockers, then went on to leave my cardio & acupuncturist.

After the dust settled, I noticed that even though I still have episodes, the psychological/emotional aspect of dealing w/AF is vastly different. I’m convinced that a lot of my discomfort earlier this year was actually my intuition telling me to move on, but I wasn’t getting it cause I was so convinced these docs were helping me!

Now my feeling is that if they really aren’t listening to me in the first place, they’re not getting that I’m different, built with a very sensitive nervous system. And if they don’t get that and think everyone is the same, they’re likely to give me too high a dose of meds and then be annoyed with my questions and annoyance at being over-medicated.

So I decided to start from “Is this doc really listening to me and do I feel a human connection and comfortable in their presence?”

If not, it’s just not worth it.

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Sorry Nella, I have only just seen your reply. That's a good approach, and you're absolutely right. I think I need to start looking at things that way too. Lots of good health to you x

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It appears buckling and prolapse are the same thing; just a matter of terminology.

And your physician is wrong to fob you off like that.

heart-valve-surgery.com/hea...

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Take a partner/friend/witness along with you and prepare your questions. Get your p/f/w to write down the answers and if you don't understand the answers ask him/her to clarify them, Build a file and don't be afraid to refer to it.

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