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what are some of the risk factors for getting mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The risk factors for getting Mitral valve prolapse include:: Infection of heart valves, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Congenital heart disease, Heart attack, Ischemia, Rheumatic heart disease, Marfan syndrome, Scoliosis.
Answered on Jun 1, 2016

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