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Why is mitral valve prolapse effective?
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Not sure of quest
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the leaflets come together. This may cause the valve to leak.
In most people prolapse is a relatively benign process. In some, however, it can lead to severe mitral leak which would need surgery to repair.

In brief: Not sure of quest
Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the leaflets come together. This may cause the valve to leak.
In most people prolapse is a relatively benign process. In some, however, it can lead to severe mitral leak which would need surgery to repair.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Mitral valve prolaps
I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve.
This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe...

In brief: Mitral valve prolaps
I will assume you did not mean effective but harmful :-) when the valve leaflets "prolapse" they bend back and no longer seal, resulting in significant leakage of the valve.
This increases the amount of work the heart has to perform, resulting in decrease in exercise capacity and more shortness of breath. Of course, the leakage can be a little with few symptoms or severe...
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
Thank
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