Mitral Valve Prolapse
For most people with Reference mitral valve prolapse Opens New Window (MVP), the effect on the heart is minor, and they have no symptoms.
Some people with MVP have shortness of breath, chest pain, or heart Reference palpitations Opens New Window. But it is not clear that these symptoms are caused by MVP. Doctors don't know exactly why some people have these symptoms.
In rare cases, people who develop severe Reference mitral valve regurgitation Opens New Window may have symptoms of Reference heart failure Opens New Window (such as shortness of breath, fluid buildup, and fatigue) or symptoms of Reference arrhythmia Opens New Window (such as lightheadedness and weakness).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology