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Mitral valve prolapse syndrome

Matthew J Sorrentino, MD, FACC
Section Editor
Catherine M Otto, MD
Deputy Editor
Susan B Yeon, MD, JD, FACC


Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is associated with a wide variety of clinical features. There are potentially serious arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic complications such as sudden death and infective endocarditis. (See "Arrhythmic complications of mitral valve prolapse" and "Nonarrhythmic complications of mitral valve prolapse".)

In addition, a variety of more nonspecific complaints have been associated with MVP. Atypical or non-anginal chest pain is the most common symptom attributed to MVP. Other manifestations may include:



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Literature review current through: Aug 2017. | This topic last updated: Apr 21, 2016.
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