Mitral Valve Prolapse
(MVP; Floppy Valve Syndrome; Barlow's Syndrome; Click-Murmur Syndrome)
|Prolapsed Mitral Valve|
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- Chest pain
- Panic attacks or anxiety
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol, and any drugs that speed up your heart rate.
- Exercise regularly and eat a heart-healthy diet.
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
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Mitral valve prolapse. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 20, 2013. Accessed August 20, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 03/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/02/2014 -
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