heart valve disease and palpitations

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Submitted by Dr T on December 31, 2011 – 10:10am

Question: 
i had an echo which says i have mild mitral valve prolapse and trivial regurgitation.and i have heart palpitationg.i am very worried if there is any future complication.am final year engineering student

Hi Valentine,
The echo results are nothing to worry about if your heart function is otherwise normal and you have no other cardiac risk factors. Likewise most palpitations are benign.
I blogged about this in an older, symptomatic female patient:

Hope this helps,
Dr T

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