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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
MVP: If asymptomatic as far as heart function, treat underlying anxiety.
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Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends....: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse do not require specific treatment. Rarely the valve will degenerate and require surgical repair.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to care for a mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Saqib Masroor
34 years experience
Surgery: Mitral valve prolapse can be associated with severe insufficiency (leakage) of the valve. This is a mechanical problem and can be fixed only with surgery. The best treatment is to repair the valve. Replacing the valve with an artificial valve is associated with higher mortality. This surgery can be done minimally invasively through a small incision in the right chest or with robotic assistance.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best alternative way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Treatment of MVP: There are no specific treatments for mvp. Patients who have palpitations can be managed with a combination of both reassurance and beta blockers if necessary. The primary concern with mvp is whether or not the mitral valve leaks. These patients need to be monitored over time with echocardiography.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best antibiotic way to treat mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
None: The risk of anaphylaxis and death is higher for taking an antibiotic (amoxicillin is the one that has been used) than for getting endocarditis (infected heart valve) from mvp. The american heart association stopped advising antibiotic prophylaxis for mvp in 2007.
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