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Mitral valve prolapse

Synonym(s)

  • Barlow's syndrome
  • floppy mitral valve
  • J.B. Barlow's syndrome
  • mitral click-murmur syndrome
  • MVP
  • systolic click-murmur syndrome

Definition(s)

A valvular heart disorder in which one or both mitral valve flaps close incompletely during systole usually producing either a click or murmur and sometimes minor mitral regurgitation and which is often a benign symptomless condition but may be marked by varied symptoms (as chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, dyspnea, or palpitations) leading in some cases to endocarditis or ventricular tachycardia--abbreviation MVP; called also Barlow's syndrome.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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Published: November 17, 2014