Mitral Valve Prolapse

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Mitral Valve Prolapse

MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE

How is it diagnosed?

A bulge in the mitral valve thatallows blood to leak backward into the left atria.

Who is susceptible? It is a hereditary disorder affecting both men and women.

Chest X-ray

Mitral Valve RegurgitationInfective EndocarditisCongestive Heart FailureCardiac Arrest (rarely)

Through Chestauscultation..

Shortness of breathFatigueDizzinessArrhythmias& Chest Pain

Symptoms:

Diagnostic Confirmation Modalities

TTE: Transthoracic Echocardiography

Cardiac Catherization

EKG/ECG

Non-Invasive procedure allowing visualization of cardiac valve function.**Preferred Method**

Invasive Procedure involving use of fluoroscopy to view valve function and vessel patency.

What can it cause?

What is it?


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