I've been diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolpase and trace mitral regurgetation. Will this disease progress?
Occasionally. Most patients with mitral valve prolapse remain quite stable over the duration of their lives. Rarely, there may be progressive mitral insufficiency depending if the valve degenerates over time or if there is an infection on the valve. The optimal strategy is to have periodic echocardiograms done in the same laboratory to ensure consistency. Talk to your doctor.
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