1. Which specialist doctor should be consulted for Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)?
A Cardiologist should be consulted for this condition.
2. Are antibiotics required for patients with Mitral Valve Prolapse?
The American Heart Association states that ‘antibiotics are no longer necessary in most cases for someone with mitral valve regurgitation or mitral valve prolapse’. Patients with the condition called endocarditis used to be prescribed antibiotics in the past.
3. Does Mitral Valve Prolapse pose any risk to my pregnancy? Is pregnancy contraindicated?
No. Chances of a successful, uncomplicated pregnancy are good even if you have MVP.
4. Should I modify my lifestyle if I have Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)?
Normal and productive life can be lead in most cases. Lifestyle modifications or restrictions are rarely advised.
5. Can Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) be prevented? Are home remedies available?
No. MVP can’t be prevented but strict adhesion to your doctor’s advice can lower your chances to develop complications.