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What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
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.
Answered on Apr 21, 2013
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