Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Prolapse Mitral Valve Underlying Cause

Most cases of mitral valve prolapse are inherited.

Additional causes of mitral valve prolapse include:

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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