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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hello sir, i am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. i want to know whether i will die soon or not. i am 19 year old male .

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely an issue: At your age you are hundreds of times more likely to die in a car crash than from complications of mild mitral prolapse/regurgitation. Most will lead very productive lives. The choice is yours.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: Annual followups should be done. If the prolapse and leakage worsens valve repair or replacement are options to improve situation for many years. No smoking no IV drugs attention to dental care and procedures to avoid infections.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi sir, I am 19 year old male , I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mr. I want to know whether it is a serious disease or not.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Watch over time: If progressive prolapse, and worsening mitral regurgitation it can need intervention. Many stay stable for years and periodic echo is done.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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