Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a heart valve condition marked by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. In its nonclassic form, MVP carries a low risk of complications. In severe cases of classic MVP, complications include mitral regurgitation, infective endocarditis, and — in rare circumstances — cardiac arrest usually resulting in sudden death.

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Mitral Valve Prolapse Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Although MVP is a lifetime disorder, many people with this condition never have signs and symptoms. When diagnosed, people may be surprised to learn that they have a heart abnormality because of the a...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... When your heart is working properly, the mitral valve opens and closes to regulate the movement of blood between your heart''s upper left chamber (left atrium, or holding chamber) and the lower left c...
Source: MayoClinic

Mitral Valve Prolapse Prevention

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Prevention
... You can''t prevent mitral valve prolapse. However, you can lower your chances of developing the complications associated with it — particularly bacterial infections that may occur during surgery...
Source: MayoClinic

Mitral Valve Prolapse Treatment

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Complications
... Although most people with MVP never have problems, complications can occur. Complications tend to occur in middle-aged or older adults. They may include: Mitral valve regurgitation. The most common pr...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Most people with mitral valve prolapse, particularly people without any symptoms of MVP, don''t require treatment. If you develop symptoms, your doctor might prescribe certain medications to treat MVP...
Source: MayoClinic

Mitral Valve Prolapse Other

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Overview
... Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a disorder that affects one of your heart''s valves — the mitral valve. It occurs when the valve doesn''t close correctly, allowing backward leaking of blood in yo...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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