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Mitral Valve Prolapse (cont.)

Surgery

On rare occasions, worsening valve leakage or extreme prolapse may require surgery to repair the valve. Improvements in heart surgery in the past 10 years have shown less need for mitral valve replacement with an artificial valve.

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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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