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    Will a heart murmur (Mitral valve prolapse) stop me getting my ENG1?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    Will a heart murmur (Mitral valve prolapse) stop me getting my ENG1?
    No idea what that is best to call a registered Eng1 doctor and ask if this would affect it.

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    • #3
      It's best to consult an ENG1 doctor. Here is the list of MCA approved practitioners. Linky

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      • #4
        Thanks, I tried to track down my ENG1 doctor and my own doctor, but they are both away today. I tried calling a another one, but they all would need to see the report from the specialist. I was being impatient basically. Just so worried, I have my US visa etc, spent nearly ?1000 in flights and travel to get everything done and I might fail at the last bit.

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        • #5
          It doesn't answer your particular condition, but there may be some relevant information for you in the MCA's Approved Doctor's Manual: http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...ors_manual.htm

          Edit - MSN 1822 does have information specific to your condition, see page 24: http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/msn1822.pdf

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          • #6
            This is the specific document you need to refer to and may help you answer your questions.

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            • #7
              Ian,

              That one (essentially an extract from the Approved Doctor's Manual, though it is implied to be "new", I haven't checked it word for word against the manual) doesn't deal with murmurs or heart valve disease, it covers another type of heart condition. MSN 1822 does provide specific guidance on murmurs and heart valve disease.

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              • #8
                I seen something in the manual that mentioned Irregular heart rhythms, not sure if that's the same thing?

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                • #9
                  7.0 CARDIO-VASCULAR SYSTEM
                  7.1 Heart - congenital and valve disease, including surgery for these conditions.
                  Heart murmurs not previously investigated
                  Risk of progression, limitations on exercise. Bacterial endocarditis risk Advice on prophylaxis for infections 3 - until investigated or treated Heart murmurs
                  1 – where unaccompanied by other heart abnormalities AND considered benign by a specialist cardiologist following examination.

                  Other conditions:
                  Case by case assessment based on specialist – S
                  Consider implications of any prescribed prophylactic antibiotics.

                  4 - if exercise tolerance limited OR episodes of incapacity occur OR on anticoagulants.

                  Surveillance may be needed
                  This is from the table which I think is an annex to the MSN.
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                  • #10
                    I do not have to go on any medication or make any lifestyle changes. I do have to get checked up every 12 months to see if there is any deterioration, at the moment is it mild but may worsen as I get older. Looking at this, if the report says the same I should be ok!

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                    • #11
                      I also have this condition. it didn't affect me getting an ENG-1 in September, but I did have a letter with me from my consultant and the army. The doctor who certified me said this was a great help, as otherwise they would've had to wait.

                      Hope this helps.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by zuluonezero View Post
                        I also have this condition. it didn't affect me getting an ENG-1 in September, but I did have a letter with me from my consultant and the army. The doctor who certified me said this was a great help, as otherwise they would've had to wait.

                        Hope this helps.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zuluonezero View Post
                          I also have this condition. it didn't affect me getting an ENG-1 in September, but I did have a letter with me from my consultant and the army. The doctor who certified me said this was a great help, as otherwise they would've had to wait.

                          Hope this helps.
                          Thanks! I should get a copy soon, I'll make sure I take it to my future ENG1, I only found out about it at my initial medical. Its annoying that because our local hospital is so incompetent it could have been picked up years ago!

                          Thanks! I dont feel quite so hopeless now!

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