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What is the pathogenesis of a mitral valve prolapse ?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Myxomatous change

Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant.
Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip.

In brief: Myxomatous change

Mitral valve prolapse is due to the mitral valve tissue being slightly redundant.
Often this is related to slight thickening of the tissue and stretching of the chords that guide how far the valve moves. Sometimes the valve leaks, other times not. In may cases this is completely benign. Sometimes people feel their heart skip.
Dr. Gavin Noble
Dr. Gavin Noble
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: MVP

The definitions of mvp have changed.
...Get an echocardiogram to discern if the condition is benign or advanced or present at all.

In brief: MVP

The definitions of mvp have changed.
...Get an echocardiogram to discern if the condition is benign or advanced or present at all.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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