Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

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Symptoms and Complications of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

Symptoms

In spite of being a lifelong disorder most people never have symptoms. If signs and symptoms arise it is due to leakage of blood through the valve. Symptoms are variable.

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► A racing or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

► Dizziness or light-headedness

► Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

► Fatigue

► Chest pain

Complications

Middle-aged or older adults may suffer complications due to MVP. Complications include:

► The most common complication is Mitral valve regurgitation. In this condition leakage of blood occurs through the valve.

► Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias): People may get irregular heartbeats. But these are not life-threatening.

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► Heart valve infection (endocarditis): The inside of the heart has an inner lining called endocardium. This lining can get infected by bacteria in people with abnormal heart valves.

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advancedcardiodr Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

mitral1 Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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

manuheart123 Saturday, January 22, 2011

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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