Specialists in MVP Syndrome
Get To The Bottom of Your Symptoms and Start Feeling Better Today--See A Doctor That Specializes in Mitral Valve Prolapse, Dysautonomia, POTS, MVP Syndrome & Related Autonomic Disorders. We Offer The Best Diagnostic Testing & Clinically-Proven Treatment Options Designed to Help You Get Better, Faster, Providing Services to the Birmingham, Alabama Area and Nationwide.
Utilizing the latest advances in medicine combined with the state-of-the-art techniques, our goal is to treat our patients with comfort and compassion. Our general and specialized services include:
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Holter Monitoring
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Tilt Table Test
The Truth About Diagnosing MVP Syndrome, POTS & Dysautonomia
Millions of people nationwide and around the world have been diagnosed with heart murmurs, mitral valve prolapse, and MVP Syndrome (also known as Barlow’s Syndrome). What is confusing and often doesn’t lead to the best diagnosis, testing or treatment is the fact there are a group of symptoms common to several disorders that have been termed MVP syndrome. And in some cases, mitral valve regurgitation is the cause. In many cases, however, a prolapsed valve isn’t what’s causing the problem – it’s often dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a malfunction of the autonomic or “automatic” nervous system that tells the heart, blood vessels and gut what to do on a daily basis. In reality, MVP syndrome is dysautonomia. Similarly, POTS disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is actually a form of dysautonomia. Accurate diagnosis is the key to getting better. So when it comes to diagnosing whether you have mitral valve prolapse, POTS, or some other autonomic syndrome, it’s very important to see the right doctor and find a clinic or treatment center that specializes in these types of disorders.
If you think you may have MVP syndrome or POTS, we know you want answers, the right doctors and to feel better as soon as possible. The Dysautonomia-MVP Center, LLC, with Dr. Paula Moore (internal medicine) and Dr. Susan Phillips (family practice) is Birmingham, Alabama’s best, most advanced mitral valve prolapse and dysautonomia treatment clinic with all the latest diagnostic testing, proven classical treatment, as well as natural options that include exercise, diet, hydration, and vitamin supplements where appropriate. With our clinical evidence focused approach and over 40 years of combined experience, we can help you find out whether it’s really moderate mitral valve regurgitation, a heart murmur or POTS disease and suggest treatments that may make a difference. And no matter whether you’re in the Birmingham area or not, we regularly help patients nationwide – and we will try to help you.
It is important to remember that, as with autonomic or other nervous system disorders, it’s best to get specialized help earlier rather than later. While the patients we see might have a heart murmur such as mitral regurgitation or dysautonomia, and don’t typically have life-threatening symptoms, disorders such as MVP syndrome can affect your quality of life.
Our doctors are available Monday – Thursday from 7am to 4pm CST. We have a variety of appointment options with regular appointments available from 7am – 4pm as well as lunch time appointments if needed. We are accepting new patients so please call us at 205-286-3200 to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.