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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can mitral valve prolapse get worse over time?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Prolapse: Mitral prolapse can get worse over time but often does not.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Commonly yes: Regular followup and echocardiograms are appropriate. Not all progress to need surgery.

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Last updated May 4, 2014


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