Mitral Valve Prolapse Directory
The mitral valve of the heart lies between the left atrium and left ventricle. Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition. If part of the valve balloons out so that the valve does not close properly, mitral valve prolapse occurs. The condition is usually asymptomatic and doesn't require treatment. Mitral valve prolapse is associated with a characteristic murmur that is detected through use of a stethoscope. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about mitral valve prolapse, including its symptoms, treatment, relationship to other heart conditions, and much more.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mitral valve prolapse.
An Overview of Heart Valve Disease
WebMD explains the symptoms, causes, types, and treatment of heart valve disease.
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What Are the Treatments for Mitral Valve Regurgitation?
If you have mitral valve regurgitation, your doctor may recommend one of several treatments. You might just need a change in lifestyle. But you could need medication or surgery.