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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can mitral valve prolapse be considered as a heart disease?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No and yes: It comes in all flavors. Mild mvp is considered to be a variant of normal. Severe mvp with severe regurgitation can lead to atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure requiring mitral valve repair surgery.

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