Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

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Causes of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

The cause is unknown in most of the cases. Genetically determined collagen disorder is suggested as the cause in some of the cases.

Some of the conditions often associated with MVP are:

► Marfan syndrome

► Osteogenesis imperfecta

► Ehler-Danlos syndrome

► Thoracic skeletal deformities (includes straight back syndrome)

Rarely MVP arises following conditions like rheumatic fever and diseases of the heart such as ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathy.

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Thank you for sharing your valuable information.this information very useful for online learners mitral valve rupture

Interesting perspective! And we, the patients, should be involved and take responsibility in our lifestyle choices and health care.

Floppy Valve Syndrome Floppy Valve Syndrome, also known as Mitral Valve Prolapse, or Barlow's Syndrome, or Click-Murmur Syndrome, is a heart disorder in which the mitral valve doesn’t work properly. The mitral valve is responsible for controlling the blood flow between the upper [atrium] and lower (ventricle) chambers on the left side of the heart. http://www.heart-consult.com

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