The diagnosis of MVP depends upon echocardiography
, which uses ultrasound to visualize the mitral valve. The prevalence of MVP is estimated at 2-3% of the population.
prognosis of MVP depend upon grading of MVP and associated disease ( collagen vascular disorder / congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease
, mitral regurgitation
) - discuss with your doctor in detail .
Individuals with MVP are at higher risk of bacterial infection of the heart, called infective endocarditis
. This risk is approximately three- to eightfold the risk of infective endocarditis in the general population