Three surgical options exist for the treatment of mitral valve prolapse: repair, replacement and a minimally invasive option, according to cardiac surgeons at UC San Francisco. Sur...
The mitral valve (also known as the bicuspid valve or left atrioventricular valve) is
a dual-flap (bi- from the Latin, meaning double, and mitral- from the Latin, ...
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mitral valve prolapse.
What is the Mitral Valve
It is made up of a ring of tissue that supports two leaflets, or tissue flaps, that work together to open and close. In more severe cases of prolapse and regurgitation, symptoms may include shortness of breath, an abnormal heart beat, weaknes... More »
Aug 26, 2015 ... Mitral regurgitation is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each
time the left ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this ...
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is done through several small cuts.
Another type of operation, open mitral valve surgery requires a larger cut.
Three diseases of the mitral valve in the heart are mitral valve prolapse, mitral
regurgitation, and mitral stenosis.
Oct 29, 2015 ... Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a condition in which the heart's mitral valve doesn't
work well. The flaps of the valve are “floppy” and may not ...
In most people, mitral valve prolapse isn't life-threatening and doesn't require
treatment or changes in lifestyle. Some people with mitral valve prolapse,