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Anyone with Heart Valve problems?
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Kate - May 25

I had open heart surgery in Oct 04 to replace my aortic valve and repair my mitral valve. After many many tests, I was diagnoes with FMS in June 05. Anyone know of anything relating the two problems?

 

SW - April 27

of course im not a Dr. but i have mitral valve prolaps and also was diagnosed with Fibro 6 months ago

 

Lynne - April 27

Here is what I have read.
Fifty patients with primary fibromyalgia and a negative cardiovascular symptom history underwent echocardiography to determine the prevalence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP). The mean age of the population was 40 +/- 13 years (14 men, 36 women). Mitral valve prolapse was detected in 75%; 33% with myxomatous mitral valve leaflets. The prevalence of MVP in this population is significantly higher (p less than 0.0001) than in the general population. Primary fibromyalgia and MVP may be part of a more generalized connective tissue abnormality characterized by distinct genetically determined variants.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil (1989 July) 70(7):541-3 ISSN: 0003-9993

 

athena - May 25

I have mitral valve prolapse MVP but i am not treating it with medicine

 

LeeB - January 23

Yes, I have severe mitral and moderate tricuspid valve prolapse. I have read on other sites that valvular pathology is found in association with FMS in some cases. I wonder if it goes along with a genetic predisposition to connective tissue disorders, as valvular disease usually involves degeneration of the support network for the heart valves. Have you heard of Marfan's Syndrome?

 

pmartin - February 3

I was diagnosed 3 years ago with Fibro and I have also been to the doctor with valve problems. After taking viox for about 10 months that is what they told me.

 

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