A 48-year-old member asked:
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can mitral regurgitation start at anytime if mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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 general population, even without mvp. Serious mvp which is relatively rare can be associated with sudden rupture of a chordal attachment and result in sudden, severe regurgitation which can happen anytime, is serious, and needs treatment.
Answered on May 3, 2012
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: When the mitral valve prolapse starts leaking blood back from the left ventricle to the left atrium.
Answered on May 24, 2012

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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Mitral valve prolaps: Yes. As regurgitation ptrogresses it causes cardiac arrythmias and heart failure and finally death.
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