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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?
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Dr. Michael Becker
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sometimes Related
Mitral valve prolapse is a common, typically mild condition in which one or both of the valve leaflets bulge backwards during valve closure.
Mitral insufficiency is abnormal, backward leakage through the closed valve. If mild, negative effects are unusual. If severe, it can cause congestive failure, rhythm disturbances and other unwanted effects. Mvp, is one of many causes of insufficiency.

In brief: Sometimes Related
Mitral valve prolapse is a common, typically mild condition in which one or both of the valve leaflets bulge backwards during valve closure.
Mitral insufficiency is abnormal, backward leakage through the closed valve. If mild, negative effects are unusual. If severe, it can cause congestive failure, rhythm disturbances and other unwanted effects. Mvp, is one of many causes of insufficiency.
Dr. Michael Becker
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 2 different things
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the valve closes.
It may or may not leak mild is an attempt to classify the severity the prolapse. Mitral regurge is when blood flows backwards thru a closed mitral valve (it leaks). This is classified as trace, mild, moderate, moderate severe , and severe.

In brief: 2 different things
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the valve closes.
It may or may not leak mild is an attempt to classify the severity the prolapse. Mitral regurge is when blood flows backwards thru a closed mitral valve (it leaks). This is classified as trace, mild, moderate, moderate severe , and severe.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Floppy Valve Tissue
In mitral valve prolapse, the mitral valve tissue is structurally abnormal.
The valve is too large for the mitral valve orifice and buckles during closure. This results in leaking of blood from the left ventricle back into the left atrium.

In brief: Floppy Valve Tissue
In mitral valve prolapse, the mitral valve tissue is structurally abnormal.
The valve is too large for the mitral valve orifice and buckles during closure. This results in leaking of blood from the left ventricle back into the left atrium.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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