Mitral Valve Prolapse (cont.)
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Monitoring your condition and seeing your doctor
After MVP is diagnosed, you will have regular exams. How often you need these exams is based on whether you have complications like mitral valve regurgitation or thickened valve flaps (leaflets). If you do not have symptoms or complications, your doctor may suggest an exam every 3 to 5 years.1
Symptoms that may appear with MVP may also be symptoms of other conditions or complications of MVP. Because of this, your doctor may do tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.
Complications of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) are not common. Most people with MVP do not have significant problems and do not need treatment. Complications of MVP develop mostly in people who have:
Complications of MVP include:
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