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What is the best treatment for mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: On the severity. In most cases it is benign. However it can cause severe regurgitation leading to valve surgery. Close follow up with physical exams and periodic echocardiograms is advised.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
Usually no treatment: Mitral valve prolapse usually requires no treatment. A small percentage of patients with mitral valve prolapse develop mitral regurgitation, which may require medications and sometimes surgery.

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What is a cure for mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Often benign: In general, this condition is benign. It may lead to palpitations, shortness of breath, migraine, anxiety. Mitral valve replacement may be needed if there is severe mitral regurgitation or a leaky mitral valve - rare cases for mitral valve prolapse.

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