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A 21-year-old female asked:

My doctor said that i have mild mitral valve prolapse. is it a risk factor for future heart disease?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Not really: If it is associated with a loud murmur or a lot of back flow of blood, that is a different story. Just have it followed up by serial echocardiograms every few years by a good cardiologist.

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