mitral valve prolapse syndrome
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mitral valve prolapse (MVP) syndrome
mitral valve prolapse syndromeBarlow syndrome, billowing mitral valve, floppy mitral valve, myxomatous mitral valve, prolapsing mitral leaflet syndrome, systolic click-murmur syndrome Cardiology A common, heterogeneous condition which affects up to 7% of young ♀, in which the mitral valve prolapses into the left atrium Clinical MVPS is usually asymptomatic, it may be associated with fatigue and/or palpitations; it may cause sudden death by arrhythmia or rupture of cordae tendinae, leaflet thickening and leaflet redundancy; untreated Pts are at ↑ risk for infectious and hemodynamic complications of MVP EKG Inverted T waves in II, III, aVF leads, prolonged Q wave Diagnosis Clinical, echocardiography. See MASS phenotype.
Patient discussion about mitral valve prolapse syndrome
Q. I have just developed a pain in my calf - feels like it clicks when I walk, and is a sharp pain I first noticed this problem this morning. As I stepped out of my car, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf, and it has gone worse as the day has gone on. No pain until I walk.