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how to know if i have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Exam and echo: A mid systolic click and systolic ejection murmur in the mitral position can often be heard on cardiac examination. Confirmation of mitral valve prolapse is with a transthoracic echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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