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I have mitral valve prolapse plus a heart murmur, is this normal.?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: MVP

Mitral valve prolapse is an abnormality of this heart valve which can be associated with a heart murmur, chest pain or heart arrhythmia.
The valve is abnormal and 'flops' into the atrium. It may or may not be associated with a murmur which is the valve leaking. Worst case is that it is a syndrome associated with arrhythmias and even strokes. It should be followed by a cardiologist.

In brief: MVP

Mitral valve prolapse is an abnormality of this heart valve which can be associated with a heart murmur, chest pain or heart arrhythmia.
The valve is abnormal and 'flops' into the atrium. It may or may not be associated with a murmur which is the valve leaking. Worst case is that it is a syndrome associated with arrhythmias and even strokes. It should be followed by a cardiologist.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not normal, not bad

Mitral valve prolapse, a condition in which the mitral valve (which prevents blood going back into the left atrium from the left vntricle) snaps back ("prolapses") into the atrium, making a click which the doctor can hear. If blood leaks back, this makes the murmur. A click only is harmless; if there is a murmur, it may be significant.
An echocardiogram will be helpful in evaluation.

In brief: Not normal, not bad

Mitral valve prolapse, a condition in which the mitral valve (which prevents blood going back into the left atrium from the left vntricle) snaps back ("prolapses") into the atrium, making a click which the doctor can hear. If blood leaks back, this makes the murmur. A click only is harmless; if there is a murmur, it may be significant.
An echocardiogram will be helpful in evaluation.
Dr. Edward Hoffer
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