Mitral Valve Prolapse (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
If someone in your family has mitral valve prolapse (MVP), you are more likely to develop it yourself.
Any change in the shape of the valve can increase your risk of MVP. These changes can result from a birth (congenital) defect or a disease that affects the parts of the heart or how the heart works.
Diseases that increase your risk of developing MVP
Diseases that damage the mitral valve or affect the parts of the heart or how the heart works may increase your risk of getting MVP. But this cause is not common. Examples of these diseases include:
Factors that may increase the risk for MVP complications
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