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Mitral Valve Prolapse

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
an atypical mitral valve prolapse in a patient with behçet's disease. "an atypical mitral valve prolapse in a patient with behçet's disease.", by Yoon SJ, Choi EY, Jung JH, Rim SJ. F1: A: parasternal long view showing mitral valve prolapse, predominantly involving a basal portion of the posterior mitral leaflet (white arrowheads) and aneurysmal changes of the aortic valve in TTE. B: TEE (156 degree) showing...

Mitral valve prolapse is a type of heart valve disease that influences the valve in between the left heart chambers. Mitral valve prolapse in some cases causes blood to leakage backward throughout the valve, a condition called mitral valve regurgitation. Usually, mitral valve prolapse isn't dangerous and does not require treatment or way of living changes. Some people might need medications or surgical procedure, specifically if the prolapse causes serious regurgitation. Mitral valve prolapse symptoms can vary widely from someone to another. Other individuals may have mild symptoms that develop progressively. Most of the time, MVP does not cause any issues. Hardly ever, blood can leakage the upside-down with the floppy valve. Medications can assist alleviate symptoms or stop problems if you require treatment for MVP. Very few people will need surgical procedure to repair or change the mitral valve. MVP puts you in danger for infective endocarditis, a type of heart infection. Now, only people at high risk of endocarditis require the antibiotics. The mitral valve is a valve that allows blood circulation from one chamber of the heart, the left atrium, to another called the left ventricle. In mitral valve stenosis, the mitral valve is tight and constricted.

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