mitral valve prolapse


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mitral valve prolapse

Improper closure of the mitral valve (the valve between the left atrium and ventricle). Also called floppy valve syndrome.
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Noun1.mitral valve prolapse - cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heartmitral valve prolapse - cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart
valvular heart disease - heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
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Mitral valve prolapse was the most frequent diagnosis requiring an EP recommendation in this primary care clinic.
From 1985 to date, we have frequently observed patients who suffered migraine headaches and patients who suffered panic disorder associated with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) or "leaky heart valve," clinically diagnosed on a physical exam or confirmed by an EKG study.
In one patient, skin changes and asymptomatic mitral valve prolapse were found.
Material and Methods: Fourty two children with mitral valve prolapse and 32 healthy children were enrolled into the study.
Mitral valve prolapse associated with electrocardiogram abnormalities mimicking acute coronary syndrome.
TEE showed mitral valve prolapse with severe mitral regurgitation.
Methodology: Thirty Seven Patients with confirmed diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse on 2 dimensional echo echocardiography were selected for the study.
The company has established a commercial beachhead in Europe for its technology, which allows for the implantation of artificial chordae tendinae, a technique for the repair of mitral valve prolapse, via a transapical, off-pump procedure," Chung said.
Aortic regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse with Down's syndrome: a case-control shrdy.
1-3) Heart abnormality seems to be the most predisposing risk factor as it was described in three patients with mitral valve prolapse, tetralogy of Fallot, and BAV: this last condition was also present in our patient.
Anatomical changes are determinants of progression, which is faster in patients with mitral valve prolapse, especially in those with ruptured chordae, and in patients with mitral annular dilatation.
14] In mitral valve prolapse syndrome the left ventricle assumes various configurations which is possibly dependent on the architecture and location of papillary muscles with chordae tendineae subject to pull by the prolapsing leaflet.

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