The mitral valve is the most complex of the hearts 4 valves, it is also the one most commonly associated with disease. At Beverly Hills Cardiology, we can treat many heart conditions, including those related to the mitral valve.
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs when the valve between the heart’s left upper chamber (left atrium) and the left lower chamber (left ventricle) doesn’t close properly. During mitral valve prolapse, that valve bulges (prolapses) upward, or back into the atrium. Mitral valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium, a condition called mitral valve regurgitation.
In most people, mitral valve prolapse isn’t life-threatening and doesn’t require treatment or changes in lifestyle. However, some people with mitral valve prolapse require treatment. Your cardiologist can determine the severity of your symptoms and condition and provide you with a detailed treatment plan.