Mitral Valve Prolapse Of The Heart

Dr. Harry Aldrich, Medical Director, Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, explains mitral valve prolapse is when the valve tissue is redundant and buckles back, so blood will come back through it. "For most part mitral valve prolapse without severe regurgitation is a benign disease, but when the leaflets leak a lot is the disease that we need to treat," he says. The treatment depends on the patient's age, and how severe their symptoms are.