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Mitral Valve Prolapse - Medications

People with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) usually do not need medicines, especially if they do not have mitral valve regurgitation.

Medicines cannot correct bulging (prolapse) of the mitral valve or prevent many of the complications that can develop. But medicine is sometimes used to control symptoms.

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Beta-blockers are used to relieve symptoms of palpitations or chest pain that might happen with mitral valve prolapse. Beta-blockers do not improve how the mitral valve works.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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