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Can you be a police officer if you have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to comment

MVP is quite variable.
It may or may not be associated with a leaky mitral valve. It may have no effect on a persons health or place them at risk of heart failure. Since it has such a wide range of possibilities there is no simple answer. Any job that requires physical stamina will also have a set of standards you must meet before acceptance into sponsored training. I would look into that 1st.

In brief: Hard to comment

MVP is quite variable.
It may or may not be associated with a leaky mitral valve. It may have no effect on a persons health or place them at risk of heart failure. Since it has such a wide range of possibilities there is no simple answer. Any job that requires physical stamina will also have a set of standards you must meet before acceptance into sponsored training. I would look into that 1st.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Probably yes

Mitral valve prolapse without any regurgitation (leaking valve) should not be a problem; however, every organization has certain standards and i would check with the department's medical staff.

In brief: Probably yes

Mitral valve prolapse without any regurgitation (leaking valve) should not be a problem; however, every organization has certain standards and i would check with the department's medical staff.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Mvp by itself should not limit you in anyway whatsoever. Just have a check-up and echocardiogram prior to enrolling.

In brief: Yes

Mvp by itself should not limit you in anyway whatsoever. Just have a check-up and echocardiogram prior to enrolling.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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