Mitral valve prolapse: old beliefs yield to new knowledge

Cleve Clin J Med. 2002 Nov;69(11):889-96. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.69.11.889.

Abstract

Much of the conventional wisdom about the prevalance, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, effects, and treament of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is changing. MVP has a benign course and excellent prognosis for most patients, with only a small minority developing serious complications.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve / abnormalities
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnosis*
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / drug therapy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / etiology
  • Stroke / etiology

Substances

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Anticoagulants
  • Aspirin