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What is the treatment for mitral valve prolapse?

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Mitral valve prolapse causes no problems for most people, so treatment is usually not needed. People who develop severe mitral regurgitation because of mitral valve prolapse often can benefit from surgery to repair or replace the leaky valve. For people with symptoms of congestive heart failure caused by mitral valve prolapse with mitral regurgitation, surgery is usually the best treatment.

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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