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Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) - Causes - Symptoms and Complications, Treatment

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Diagnosis of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

A detailed history is elicited; a physical examination is performed. Using a stethoscope the doctor may listen to clicking sounds or a murmur from the heart.

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram is confirmatory of the diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse (MVP). It is a non-invasive ultrasound evaluation

Chest X-ray

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Stress test: A stress test, usually a treadmill exercise test may be ordered for.

Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiograms may be performed to decide if a surgery is required.

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

mitral1 Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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
manuheart123 Saturday, January 22, 2011

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