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What can cause mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience

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A 23-year-old female asked:

What causes mitral valve prolapse?

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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 40-year-old member asked:

Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

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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).
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

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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 significant leakage of the valve. This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe...
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

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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 diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances. So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended.

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