Other Names - Barlow's Syndrome, Floppy Valve Syndrome and Ballooning Mitral Valve Syndrome.
The mitral valve controls the flow of blood between two chambers of the heart called the left atrium and the left ventricle. Blood flow has to occur only in one direction (from the atrium to the ventricle). In mitral valve prolapse (MVP) the valve fails to close properly. The flaps of this valve bulge (prolapsed) upward or back into the atrium during contraction of the ventricle. This may lead to leakage of blood backward into the left atrium.
Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is a relatively common but highly varying clinical syndrome. MVP is more common in females especially those between the ages of 15 and 30 years.
Latest Publications and Research on Mitral Valve Prolapse[Sclerodegenerative aortic valve lesions and hereditary connective tissue disorders]. - Published by PubMed
Echocardiographic Methods, Quality Review, and Measurement Accuracy in a Randomized Multicenter Clinical Trial of Marfan Syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata and cardiac pathology. - Published by PubMed
Malignant Bileaflet Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome in Patients with Otherwise Idiopathic Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. - Published by PubMed
Mitral Valve Plasty for Idiopathic Rupture of Mitral Valve Posterior Chordae in Infants. - Published by PubMed