Barlow Syndrome Research Paper

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Barlow Syndrome, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Floppy Valve Syndrome, and Myxomatous Mitral Valve are just some of the names that Barlow Syndrome goes by. Barlow syndrome is when the valve between your heart 's left upper chamber (left atrium) and the left lower chamber (left ventricle) doesn’t close properly causing the heart to work extra hard. Major causes are mutation in the DCH1 gene. This gene helps organize how cells are patterned into tissue. Harvard Medical School found it located on chromosome 11 but other sources have found it on 16 and 13 along with 11. Many people with Barlow Syndrome may also have other genetic mutations, disease, or syndromes like Marfans Syndrome, Graves Disease, ect. But the majority of the people with Barlow Syndrome have inherited it from previous family members. Not to mention symptoms caused by this are fatigue, chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness or lightheadedness, racing or irregular heartbeat. This is the essentials to know about Barlow Syndrome and what the syndrome does in the body.…show more content…
Barlow Syndrome can be diagnosed at physicals when your doctor is listening to your heart and hears a clicking sound or a murmur if you are having regurgitation. Of course after they detect something suspicious going on they will send you to have an Echocardiogram. This is done most of the time to confirm the diagnosis. Basically, it’s an ultrasound of your heart and structures to see the condition. Also, you can get a Chest X- Ray, Electrocardiogram, Stress Test, and Coronary Angiogram and Cardiac Catheterization. Following diagnosis, if the condition is severe enough, they can perform surgery. The most common types are Valve Repair or Valve Replacement. Outside factors that contribute to the disorder is Endocarditic. This is an infection of the heart that can cause Mitral Valve Prolapse. There are many ways to help heal people with the disorder and find out if they have it or

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