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Mitral Valve Prolapse (cont.)

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Pictures of Mitral Valve Prolapse

An ECG is obtained from a woman with mitral valve prolapse.
An ECG is obtained from a woman with mitral valve prolapse. Click to view larger image.

A 2-dimensional ECG showing the rear mitral valve leaflet sinking into the left atrium.
A 2-dimensional ECG showing the rear mitral valve leaflet sinking into the left atrium. Click to view larger image.

A 2-dimensional ECG viewed parallel to the sternum shows the rear mitral valve leaflet bulging back into the left atrium during a heart contraction.
A 2-dimensional ECG viewed parallel to the sternum shows the rear mitral valve leaflet bulging back into the left atrium during a heart contraction. Click to view larger image.

A 2-dimensional ECG viewed parallel to the sternum shows the rear mitral valve leaflet bulging back into the left atrium during a heart contraction.
A 2-dimensional ECG viewed parallel to the sternum shows the rear mitral valve leaflet bulging back into the left atrium during a heart contraction. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


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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