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Complications of Mitral-valve prolapse

Complications list for Mitral-valve prolapse:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Mitral-valve prolapse includes:

See also the symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse and Mitral-valve prolapse: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Mitral-valve prolapse from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse and Mitral-valve prolapse: Introduction.

Complications of Mitral-valve prolapse:

The overwhelming majority of people with MVP are free of symptoms and never develop any noteworthy problems. However, it is important to understand that in some cases mitral regurgitation, the flow of blood back into the left atrium, can occur. Where mitral regurgitation has been diagnosed, there is an increased risk of acquiring bacterial endocarditis, an infection in the lining of the heart. To prevent bacterial endocarditis many physicians and dentists prescribe antibiotics before certain surgical or dental procedures. Patients with significant mitral regurgitation should be followed more closely by their physician so that medical therapy and, if necessary, surgery, can be pursued at the appropriate time. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Mitral-Valve Prolapse: NHLBI)

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About complications:

Complications of Mitral-valve prolapse are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Mitral-valve prolapse. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Mitral-valve prolapse and complications of Mitral-valve prolapse is unclear or arbitrary.


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