Heart murmur

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Q:

I am a female, 38, ~5 ft, ~120 lbs. In 94 my echocardiogram said: Mild MR (+2)with eccentric posteriorly directed jet; Mild MVP – anterior leaflet bows beyond annulus plane LA. Mild anterior leaflet MVP with mild MR.  Otherwise normal study. What do they mean?  Should I be worried?  Will they deteriorate with time? Thanks a lot for your help.

A:

You have a condition known as Mitral valve prolapse, you can read more here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/valve-disease/mitral-va
and:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/i-have-just-been-diagnosed-with-m
In your case, this is an early stage, but since you write the ECHO was done in 1994, you probably should have another test to see whether there has been a change.
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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