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Hi! I'm a 19 year old male student diagnosed with thickened mitral valve leaflets with prolapse during systole last month with NO regurgitation. I went to another cardiologist to get a second opinion regarding MVP and he listened to my heart using a stethoscope then told me that my heart was actually normal.He told me that certain criteria was just satisfied during the echocardiogram but my heart was perfectly normal.I have two questions regarding this since i really cant focus in my life now after the diagnosis was made due to some anxiety and fear.

1. If there is no regurgitation present during the echo, is it safe to assume that I won't develop regurgitation in the future DUE TO MVP, meaning it won't worsen overtime? Does this mean that my mitral valve leaflets just satisfies some criteria but actually does and will do its job perfectly now and in the future?
2. Some say that MVP can be fatal due to some complications. Is this true? If so, what are these complications? Who are at risk of these complications?

I really do hope you can answer my queries. I've been feeling anxious these past few weeks due to this MVP and can't focus on my life.
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No one can look into the future, so what medical issues you will encounter during your lifetime is a question that no one can answer.

The statistics say:
MVP is found in many people and normally gives no problems. The prognosis of MVP is excellent in the absence of significant regurgitation.

In a small amount of the people with MVP, it develops into a condition during their life that repair or replacement of the mitral valve is needed.

So, all in all, there is nothing to worry about at this moment. Enjoy life!
Hey, thanks for the reply and reassurance, really appreciated it =))
But what I'm worried right now is if it's possible for MVP without MR  to worsen over time then gradually develop MR.
11548417 tn?1506080564
Of course every one can develop MR but it more often happens to people who have MVP.
Therefore, once MVP is found, people often are invited for routine examinations (echocardiograms) every few years.

Even if MR develops, it can be minor for many years without any treatment.
Mine is moderate and stable and without symptoms for many years now.  

That's good to hear.I was quite worried regarding this since I've read that MR can sometimes lead to ventricular arrhythmia which can sometimes be life threatening. I also thought that maybe MR could also be present because of age not only because of MVP, though I really don't know if this is true.
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