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How do I know if I have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your doctor can tell

Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Your doctor can tell

Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Someone tells you

Very rarely do people know they have this on their own.
It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone.

In brief: Someone tells you

Very rarely do people know they have this on their own.
It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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