Mitral-Valve

Emotion and Heart Valves

One fairly common problem that comes with aging is leaking heart valves. When valves become damaged from the effects of time or illness, blood can leak backward through the heart and cause a strain on the organ. This problem may manifest as shortness of breath, palpitations, rapid heart rhythm,…

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…rates that were extremely influenced by body position. This kind of "orthostatic intolerance" is also seen today in medical conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and chronic fatigue. He also observed symptom relief in more severe cases when the soldier…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…postmenopausal women being the most deficient * Healthy young women can develop cardiac arrhythmias as a result of using birth control pills * Mitral valve prolapse, a condition more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens…

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No Need for Antibiotics Before Dental Appointments

If you have cardiovascular problems, especially heart valve concerns like mitral valve prolapse, you’ve likely been told to take “prophylactic antibiotics” before routine dental procedures. This practice has been the “standard of care” since about the 1970s, when the link was made between…

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