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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 2, What’s happening to the valve?


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD When initially described as a relatively common cause of mitral valve disease in the 1950’s, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) was known as ‘floppy valve syndrome.’ The underlying process making the valve floppy is technically termed … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 1, Lets Start With the Basics


By Mustafa I. Ahmed MD What is the Mitral Valve ? Blood flow through the left side of the heart is simple. It goes from the top chamber of the heart, to the bottom chamber of the heart then out … Continue reading

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