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Mitral Valve Prolapse (cont.)

Medical Treatment

Usually a person needs no medications for mitral valve prolapse, just a strong dose of reassurance.

  • If a person has unusual heart rhythms, such as palpitations, she may need treatment with beta-blockers.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014
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Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is the most common valvular abnormality, affecting approximately 2-6% of the population in the United States.

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