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Minor mitral valve prolapse. Chances of complications? Any way to stop enlargement of heart chambers?

hi actually my brother have minor mitral valve prolapse , doctor said its not harmfull.. and follow up in one year... is this period bit long to follow up as any complications can occur?? is there any way we can stop heart chambers from getting enlarge??? and does a patient with mvp can live without developing any complications later on or it will definately lead to any complication later on? plz reply
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is a variant present in few young , otherwise healthy individuals, females more than males.
it is harmless , and with normal life expectancy.
we can not treat it . just treat the rate if any palpitations which occur in an occasional case with MVP.
need not worry.
it can cause palpitations or mild breathless ness occasionally , but not serious.
no special precautions for asymptomatic cases.
a long followup period is perfectly alright, since progression usually does not occur.

so, relax and enjoy a normal life.
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Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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