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What is mitral valve prolapse a risk factor for?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Mitral valve prolapse is a risk factor for:: Infection of heart valves, Mitral regurgitation, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, Bacterial endocarditis.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are some of the risk factors for getting Mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Lafayette, LA
A 93-year-old female asked:

Do you have a much higher risk of storke if you have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No : The increased risk is infinitesimal.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does mitral valve prolapse increase the risk of kidney diseases?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: These 2 completely different processes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 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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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 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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