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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to tell if i have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral prolapse : One can often diagnose prolapse by physical exam. Echocardiography usually diagnoses it relaibly and gives more information along with it.
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Echo: Echocardiogram is the best noninvasive test.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Echocardiogram : Is best way to diagnose & assess severity.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is a mitral valve prolapse and what are the dangers?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Mitral valve prolaps: Mitral valve prolapse (aka primary form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve aka floppy mitral valve syndrome) is a valvular heart disease characterized by the displacement of an abnormally thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole. Eventually it could lead to worsening of mitral regurgitation, heart failure, cardioac arrythmias and death.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me anything about mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 23 years experience
MVP: Mvp is a condition where the collagen fibers of the mitral valve aren't laid down properly. It leads to breakdown of the valve. People with mvp are at higher risk for needing valve surgery at some point in their lives. It is usually managed with serial cardiac echo's every 6-12 months. People with mvp should follow with a cardiologist on a regular basis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 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 47 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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 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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