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Familial Mitral Regurgitation

Last updated Sept. 12, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Familial Mitral Regurgitation you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP).

Quick Summary:

  • The heart pumps blood in and out of the heart. There are valves within the four heart chambers that control the blood flow and prevent it from flowing the wrong way. If due to any reason, the mitral valve (located between the two left chambers, controlling the blood flow out of the left ventricle, into the left atrium) does not close properly, then it leads to a common valvular heart disease, called Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
  • This condition can be a precursor to some heart-related complications, and may turn out to be life-threatening, moderately serious, or mild and asymptomatic condition
  • It can be caused by a host of conditions, such as hereditary factors, connective tissue disorders, scoliosis, adult polycystic kidney disease, endocarditis, rheumatic fever, and many others
  • Individuals past the age of 50 years, have a greater chance of developing MVP. Nevertheless, it is found in all age groups

Please find comprehensive information on Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 12, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 12, 2017