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What is the significance of mitral valve prolapse?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends
Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances.
So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended.

In brief: Depends
Most of the time, it is a minor problem. It can result in significant leakage of the valve, chest pain, palpitations, valve infection, and heart rhythm disturbances.
So it really depends on the severity of the problem. Fortunately, most cases are relatively benign. We used to routinely give antibiotics prior to dental and other procedures, but that is no longer recommended.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Often little
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the valve closes.
It can be associated with a leak and does increase your risk of developing a leaking valve in the future. But most never need any surgery. You do need to be careful because your valve is a little more prone to get infected. So taking an antibiotic like Amoxicillin before seeing the dentist is important. Also regular dr visits a must.

In brief: Often little
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the valve closes.
It can be associated with a leak and does increase your risk of developing a leaking valve in the future. But most never need any surgery. You do need to be careful because your valve is a little more prone to get infected. So taking an antibiotic like Amoxicillin before seeing the dentist is important. Also regular dr visits a must.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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