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What is mitral valve prolapse?

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Mitral valve prolapse is a common cause of a heart murmur caused by a "leaky" heart valve. Most cases of mitral valve prolapse are not serious and only need to be monitored.

SOURCES:

Freed, L. New England Journal of Medicine, 1999; vol 341: pp 1-7.

Flack, J. American Heart Journal, 1999; vol 138: pp 486-492.

Bonow, R. Circulation, 2008; vol 118: pp 523-661.

Boudoulas, H. American Heart Journal, 1989; vol 118: pp 796-818.

Avierinos, J. Circulation, 2002; vol 106: pp 1355-1361.

Wilson, W. Circulation, 2007; vol 116: pp 1736-1754.

Vahanian, A. European Heart Journal, 2007; vol 28: pp 230-268.

Libby, P. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Delling, F. Circulation, 129: pp 2158-2170.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Freed, L. New England Journal of Medicine, 1999; vol 341: pp 1-7.

Flack, J. American Heart Journal, 1999; vol 138: pp 486-492.

Bonow, R. Circulation, 2008; vol 118: pp 523-661.

Boudoulas, H. American Heart Journal, 1989; vol 118: pp 796-818.

Avierinos, J. Circulation, 2002; vol 106: pp 1355-1361.

Wilson, W. Circulation, 2007; vol 116: pp 1736-1754.

Vahanian, A. European Heart Journal, 2007; vol 28: pp 230-268.

Libby, P. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Delling, F. Circulation, 129: pp 2158-2170.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on January 15, 2020

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