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Borderline mitral valve prolapse

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Doubtful: not likely. Get periodic medical exam.

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significan... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Usually no symptoms: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is usually asymptomatic. Occasionally with more significant prolapse symptoms of shortness of breath occur. MVP should b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral prolapse : One can often diagnose prolapse by physical exam. Echocardiography usually diagnoses it relaibly and gives more information along with it.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case).
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnos... Read More

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