Mitral Valve Prolapse
This is a common cause of a heart murmur. The murmur can be caused due to a “leaky” heart valve. In most of the cases, Mitral Valve Prolapse is not a serious issue, and your doctor may suggest a constant monitoring of the condition. Once they find that it can cause other heart issues, then they start thinking about the treatment.
Signs and Symptoms
Most people with this problem experience no symptoms. They never face any health trouble because of Mitral Valve Prolapse. However, in some cases, the patient may experience symptoms like chest pain. Though the pain may seem frightening, but it never leads to heart attack or death.
Causes and Risk Factors
The particular cause of MVP or Mitral Valve Prolapse is yet to be discovered. In most of the cases, people are born with this abnormality. It tends to run in families. People who have connective tissue disorder since their birth tend to have this disease more than anyone else.
When to See a Doctor
In general, you never know that you have this disease until your doctor tells you after a physical examination. You can visit him because of chest pain and then the matter can be diagnosed.
Treatment and Management
Doctors generally suggest patients not to panic because of this and just monitor the condition. If there are other several heart issues found in the patient, then the treatment is done according to the situation.