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What is the treatment for mitral valve prolapse?
Mitral valve prolapse usually requires no specific treatment, except reassurance, since most people do not have serious underlying heart disease. Rather, care focuses on minor changes a person can make that may prevent symptoms.
If a woman is pregnant, she should tell her obstetrician or midwife that she has mitral valve prolapse.
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, he or she may need treatment with beta-blockers.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2016
Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Alan D Forker, MD
Michael E Zevitz, MD
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