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Mitral Valve Prolapse Follow-up

  • Author: Bhavik V Thakkar, MD; Chief Editor: Richard A Lange, MD, MBA  more...
 
Updated: Apr 23, 2014
 

Further Outpatient Care

Depending on its severity, patients with MVP may be monitored regularly with a careful history, physical examination, and echocardiography when indicated.

If symptoms or physical findings change during outpatient care, echocardiography or other studies (ie, Holter monitor, radiography) may be indicated.

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Patient Education

Patients should receive education regarding their prognosis along with the signs and symptoms of disease progression.

Of emphasis, most patients with MVP have a benign course, but the risk of ruptured chordae and/or clinically significant mitral regurgitation, infective endocarditis, embolic TIA or stroke, and rare sudden death must also be discussed.

For patient education resources, see Heart Health Center as well as Mitral Valve Prolapse.

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Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Bhavik V Thakkar, MD Medical Director, Internal Medicine Hospitalist, AppleCare Medical Group

Bhavik V Thakkar, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association, American Stroke Association, Society for Vascular Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Adam E Schussheim, MD Cardiac Specialists, PC

Adam E Schussheim, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Hypertension, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Marschall S Runge, MD, PhD Charles and Anne Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Marschall S Runge, MD, PhD is a member of the following medical societies: American Physiological Society, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society for Investigative Pathology, Association of American Physicians, Texas Medical Association, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, American Federation for Clinical Research, Association of Professors of Medicine, Association of Professors of Cardiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, American Federation for Medical Research, American Heart Association

Disclosure: Received honoraria from Pfizer for speaking and teaching; Received honoraria from Merck for speaking and teaching; Received consulting fee from Orthoclinica Diagnostica for consulting.

Chief Editor

Richard A Lange, MD, MBA President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dean, Paul L Foster School of Medicine

Richard A Lange, MD, MBA is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Association of Subspecialty Professors

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Justin D Pearlman, MD, ME, PhD, FACC, MA Chief, Division of Cardiology, Director of Cardiology Consultative Service, Director of Cardiology Clinic Service, Director of Cardiology Non-Invasive Laboratory, Chair of Institutional Review Board, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Justin D Pearlman, MD, ME, PhD, FACC, MA is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Cardiology, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Federation for Medical Research, Radiological Society of North America

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Alan D Forker, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Director, Outpatient Lipid Diabetes Research, MidAmerica Heart Institute of St Luke's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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