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Heart & Cardiology/mitral valve prolapse - trivial regurgitation


Laina wrote at 2013-05-21 21:37:25
General fatigue, panic attacks, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, mitral valve prolapse.

Diagnosed with costochondritis, or rib pain. Meaning nothing was figured out. Mom suspects in her gut an underlying cause for the constellation of symptoms.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome often presents with dysautonomia and mild mitral valve prolapse. It seems far more plausible than the alternative theories they've so far put forward.

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David Richardson


Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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