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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Mitral Valve Prolapse - does it require surgery? Survival?

 Anonymous - Sat Dec 28, 2002 3:52 am

Does severe Mitrial Valve Prolapse usually require surgery or can it be treated by other means? If surgery is required, what is the survival rate?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:56 pm

User avatar Dear Allen,

Thank you very much for using our website.

Mitral valve prolapse requires surgery only if it causes severe mitral regurgitation meaning that blood goes the wrong way through the valve.

And i think the suvival rate differs according to where it is being done and the expertise of the surgeon who does it.

Once more thank you very much for using our website

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.


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