Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mitral Prolapse Outlook

What to expect with mitral valve prolapse:

  • About 75 percent of people with mitral valve prolapse experience no complications.
  • About 25 percent of people will go on to develop mitral valve regurgitation that requires valve replacement.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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