Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse is a bulging of the mitral valve when the heart contracts.

Treatment: Most people do not need treatment because the prolapse is not causing serious problems. However, if the heart rhythm abnormalities in mitral valve prolapse sometimes become very uncomfortable, drugs such as beta blockers, may be helpful. Prolapsed heart valves can also become infected more easily than normal valves, speeding valve damage.