Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Prolapse Mitral Valve Incidence

Facts about mitral valve prolapse:

  • About 1 out of 20 people in the US have mitral valve prolapse.
  • Mitral valve prolapse is much more common in females than in males.

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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