Mitral Valve Prolapse or MVP is a valvular heart condition whereby the leaflets of the mitral valve are abnormally thickened and bulge into the left atrium during systole. Simply put, mitral valve prolapse signifies that the valve between the heart’s upper left chamber and the lower left chamber does not shut correctly. In most circumstances, MVP is not a severe or life-threatening condition. In fact, it may not even produce noticeable symptoms. However, if the disease causes blood to flow backward into the left atrium, complications may occur. Keep reading for a list of symptoms associated with mitral valve prolapse.
MPV may cause palpitations or abnormal rhythm of the heartbeat which is physically perceivable in you. This rhythm is not a commonly occurring condition and often associated with mitral regurgitation. This reverse flow of blood is found going into the left atrium. Enduring from palpitations should alert you to the possibility of a cardiac condition, and thus a doctor’s opinion should be sought immediately.