A 38-year-old member asked:
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can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Mvp by itself should not limit you in anyway whatsoever. Just have a check-up and echocardiogram prior to enrolling.
Answered on Dec 25, 2016
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Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably yes: Mitral valve prolapse without any regurgitation (leaking valve) should not be a problem; however, every organization has certain standards and i would check with the department's medical staff.
Answered on Dec 7, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to comment: MVP is quite variable. It may or may not be associated with a leaky mitral valve. It may have no effect on a persons health or place them at risk of heart failure. Since it has such a wide range of possibilities there is no simple answer. Any job that requires physical stamina will also have a set of standards you must meet before acceptance into sponsored training. I would look into that 1st.
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

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