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Mitral Valve Prolapse

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is mitral valve prolapse (MVP)?

MVP is a weak or bulging mitral valve in your heart. Your mitral valve has 2 flaps that open and close. It allows blood to flow through your heart in one direction. MVP is a common heart condition that often has no signs or symptoms.

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What increases my risk for MVP?

Most people who have MVP are born with it. The following may increase your risk for MVP:

What signs and symptoms may I have with MVP?

Many people do not have symptoms. You may have any of the following if MVP gets worse:

How is MVP diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine you and listen to your heart. He or she will ask what medicines you take, and if you have other health conditions. You may also need any of the following:

How is MVP treated?

You may not need any treatment if you do not have any symptoms. If you have symptoms, you may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage MVP?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) for any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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