Thanks, my story – I’m 56, I’ve noticed palpitations since early adulthood. They grew more frequent and bothersome by my 30s. There were a few times I literally felt like my heart was stopping and I would often feel light headed when this happened. It was quite scary and I would relay to doctors that I thought I was in serious danger. They would check me out and tell me everyone has palpitations, and perhaps I was just anxious. At age 39 I passed out while swimming in the ocean and woke up underwater. I eventually was monitored and a short run of V Tach was noted. Then during an EP study the doctor was able to induce Vfib. I got an ICD and it went off over the years, but the device also noted other short runs that stopped on their own. To be honest, the ICD shock itself was never much of an issue for me, but the idea that the device was trying to treat a life threatening emergency most certainly was. I also had worsening mitral valve prolapse. I eventually had a mitral valve repair which helped with symptoms, though I still had more events during exercise. The puzzle with me was that exercise (catecholamines) was a trigger, and as my valve got worse, it became easier to observe VT on a treadmill test. I eventually got a sympathetic denervation, and then a second EP study, which included an extensive ventricular ablation. The doctor confirmed tissue / electrical abnormality around the mitral valve, which was giving rise to the malignant arrhythmias. Since this procedure I have not have an event though it is still worrisome and the medications take getting used to (toprol and flecainide). I seem to be one of the few people with bileaflet mitral valve prolapse that coincides with malignant arrhythmias. My guess is more will be learned about this condition (my honest guess is that this condition may result in more unexplained sudden deaths than documented today). I also suspect that more research and more advanced mapping and ablation techniques may offer more treatment options in the future.