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What can I do for tension and anxiety? I also have concerns about mitral valve.

Respected doctor, this is Sakthi from India..my heart beat rate is 103. I went to cardiologist. He took the echocardiogram. Doctor told to me nothing to worry, all are fine, heart is in good condition. Because of tension and anxiety only you have this heart beat rate. The treatment for this is meditation and yoga, he said. But in the report they mentioned sinus tachy and palpitation of mitral valve is mild. Is this curable in tablets or will I need surgery? Palpitation of mitral valve is mild and sinus tachy can affect heart functions in my future or affect any other parts of the body? Please reply, Doctor. What are the treatments I can take?  Any physical exercise?

submitted by Sakthi from India on 3/21/2012

Answer:

Atasu K. Nayak, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Atasu Nayak, MD    

Thanks for the question. I do not know whether you have mitral valve prolapse or mitral regurgitation. Please follow the advice of your cardiologist. Your cardiologist can tell you whether you have these conditions after reviewing the ECHOCARDIOGRAM of your heart.  Please modify your stress and anxiety which will help in sinus tachycardia. Please avoid caffeine and alcohol and continue Yoga or other relaxation exercise. 

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