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Mitral valve prolapse vs mitral regurgitation

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have p... Read More
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Mitral valve prop lapse is a description of how the valves close. If one or both of the leaflets bow up into the left atrium that is prolapse. Not al... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Possible but rare: You can significantly reduce your risk for endocarditis by following preventative guidelines (sbe prophylaxis) in situations that dsput you at risk.
Dr. David Savage
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Low risk : As long as those are your only heart problems, your risk of endocarditis is quite low. As a matter of fact, people in your situation no longer have t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Low incidence: Careful followup, echocardiograms, sometimes medications for rhythym are more likely.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
No: Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: As we age and the heart changes, mitral prolapse may progress and lead to regurgitation. Mild regurgitation is harmless and nearly ubiquitous in the g... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes go to gym: Contact your Internist and Cardiologist and ask them if you are medically clear to engage in gym activities. Mild and trivial heart murmurs are common... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Mitral prolapse: Mild mitral prolapse with trivial valvular regurgitation (leaking) is unlikely to cause any future health problems. No specific treatment would be re... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Discuss symptom Rx: I assume you have had a though work-up. If all else is benign, there is little to fear. The symptoms maybe from anxiety rather than the prolapse. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 21 years experience
Hello : Hello joy. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve is a bit more floppy than usual and so does not form a perfect seal to prevent ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
It should not be: a problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows abo... Read More