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Causes of Mitral-valve prolapse

Causes of Mitral-valve prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse

List of causes of Mitral-valve prolapse

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Mitral-valve prolapse) that could possibly cause Mitral-valve prolapse includes:

  • Rheumatic fever - once a common cause of MVP
  • Now less common due to antibiotic treatment of rheumatic fever

Mitral-valve prolapse Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Mitral-valve prolapse: Equally common in men and women....more »

Mitral-valve prolapse: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Mitral-valve prolapse, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Mitral-valve prolapse:

Mitral-valve prolapse: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Mitral-valve prolapse: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Mitral-valve prolapse as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Mitral-valve prolapse as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Mitral-valve prolapse. Our database lists the following as having Mitral-valve prolapse as a complication of that condition:

Mitral-valve prolapse as a symptom:

Conditions listing Mitral-valve prolapse as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Mitral-valve prolapse. Our database lists the following as having Mitral-valve prolapse as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Mitral-valve prolapse?

Article excerpts about the causes of Mitral-valve prolapse:
The heart's valves work to maintain the flow of blood in one direction, ensuring proper circulation. The mitral valve controls the flow of blood into the left ventricle. Normally, when the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood flows out of the heart through the aortic valve and into the aorta to start its journey to all other parts of the body.

In MVP, the shape or dimensions of the leaflets of the valve are not ideal; they may be too large and fail to close properly or they balloon out, hence the term "prolapse." When the valve leaflets flap, a clicking sound may be heard. Sometimes the prolapsing of the mitral valve allows a slight flow of blood back into the left atrium. This is called "mitral regurgitation," and may cause a sound called a murmur. Some people with MVP have both a click and a murmur and some have only a click. Many have no unusual heart sounds at all; those who do may have clicks and murmurs that come and go. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Mitral-Valve Prolapse: NHLBI)

Medical news summaries relating to Mitral-valve prolapse:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Mitral-valve prolapse:

Related information on causes of Mitral-valve prolapse:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Mitral-valve prolapse may be found in:


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