Mitral Valve Prolapse | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse?

Most people don’t know that they have mitral valve prolapse until a doctor finds it during a physical exam. Some people may have symptoms that include the following:

  • Feeling like your heart is racing or is skipping beats
  • Chest pain that comes now and then
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety or panic

Source

Current Management of Mitral Valve Prolapse by DP Bouknight, MD; RA O'Rourke, MD (American Family Physician June 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000601/3343.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00

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