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What is Mitral-valve prolapse?

What is Mitral-valve prolapse?

  • Mitral-valve prolapse: A common heart condition that is often harmless.
  • Mitral-valve prolapse: Abnormal protrusion of one or both of the leaflets of the mitral valve into the left atrium during systole. This may be accompanied by mitral regurgitation, systolic murmur, nonejection click, or cardiac arrhythmia.
    Source - Diseases Database

Mitral-valve prolapse is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mitral-valve prolapse, or a subtype of Mitral-valve prolapse, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mitral-valve prolapse: Introduction

Types of Mitral-valve prolapse:

Broader types of Mitral-valve prolapse:

How many people get Mitral-valve prolapse?

Prevalance of Mitral-valve prolapse: 2% of the adult population (NHLBI estimate)
Prevalance Rate of Mitral-valve prolapse: approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Mitral-valve prolapse?

Gender Profile for Mitral-valve prolapse: Equally common in men and women.

How serious is Mitral-valve prolapse?

Prognosis of Mitral-valve prolapse: Good. Many cases are harmless.
Complications of Mitral-valve prolapse: see complications of Mitral-valve prolapse
Prognosis of Mitral-valve prolapse: The overwhelming majority of people with MVP are free of symptoms and never develop any noteworthy problems. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Mitral-Valve Prolapse: NHLBI)

What causes Mitral-valve prolapse?

Causes of Mitral-valve prolapse: see causes of Mitral-valve prolapse
Risk factors for Mitral-valve prolapse: see risk factors for Mitral-valve prolapse

What are the symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse?

Symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse: see symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse

Complications of Mitral-valve prolapse: see complications of Mitral-valve prolapse

Can anyone else get Mitral-valve prolapse?

More information: see contagiousness of Mitral-valve prolapse
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mitral-valve prolapse

Mitral-valve prolapse: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mitral-valve prolapse.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mitral-valve prolapse.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mitral-valve prolapse: Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mitral-valve prolapse.
Treatments for Mitral-valve prolapse: see treatments for Mitral-valve prolapse
Research for Mitral-valve prolapse: see research for Mitral-valve prolapse

Organs Affected by Mitral-valve prolapse:

Organs and body systems related to Mitral-valve prolapse include:

Name and Aliases of Mitral-valve prolapse

Main name of condition: Mitral-valve prolapse

Other names or spellings for Mitral-valve prolapse:

MVP, floppy valve syndrome, Barlow's syndrome, Reid-Barlow's syndrome, ballooning mitral valve, midsystolic-click-late systolic murmur syndrome, click murmur syndrome

Barlow's syndrome, Floppy mitral valve, Scurvy, Vitamin C deficiency, Ascorbic acid deficiency Source - Diseases Database

MVP, Mitral regurgitation, familial, Myxomatous valvular disease, familial, PMV, Prolapsed mitral valve, Mitral valve prolapse, familial, X linked, Mitral regurgitation, familial, Myxomatous valvular disease, familial, PMV, Prolapsed mitral valve, Mitral valve prolapse, familial, X linked, Barlow syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mitral-valve prolapse: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mitral-valve prolapse:

 

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