Mitral Valve Prolapse

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve in the heart, responsible for allowing blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle, bulges or prolapses into the atrium during contraction. This can lead to improper sealing of the valve and various complications, such as mitral valve regurgitation.

Symptoms of Mitral Valve Prolapse

Symptoms may vary but can include:

  • Palpitations or irregular heartbeats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Treatment Options

Management of mitral valve prolapse may involve:

  • Regular monitoring through echocardiograms
  • Medications to control symptoms such as beta blockers or anti-arrhythmic drugs
  • Surgical interventions like mitral valve repair or replacement for severe cases

If you are experiencing symptoms that could be related to mitral valve prolapse, early diagnosis and management are key. Schedule your appointment with our cardiac specialists today for a comprehensive evaluation and a personalized treatment plan.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms like acute chest pain or extreme shortness of breath, dial 911 immediately for emergency medical attention.