Newly diagnosed w/ Mitral Valve Prolapse
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|Mon, 03-01-2004 - 10:59am|
Hi, all. I am 24 and was just diagnosed last week with Mitral Valve Prolapse and needless to say, I'm scared! My mother has it, so she has been great--but it's still very scary. I went into the ER thinking I was having a panic attack and left with a heart condition diagnosis. I'm scheduled to have an echo done, and until I can be seen by a cardiologist, my doctor has prescribed Inderal. I'm taking it 3 times a day.
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect with this condition or some tips on how to cope with it. I get very panicky when I have PVCs. Will I have to stay on medication for the rest of my life?
Thanks in advance for any support you can give.