Re: Please Help :Mitral Valve Propalse.
Results do not indicate any serious problem, but there is some valve leakage.
Normal EF (percent of blood pumped with each heartbeat) is 55 to 75%.
Valve prolapse is the valve leaflets don't close properly when the heart pumps (systole phase) due to the prolapse (excursion means impaired movement).
The evidence the EF is normal indicates the prior ASD is not a problem. An operation for ASD seldom if ever requires further intervention, and would not be an issue for any valve regurg.
Many people have a valve prolapse and have no pain, no limitations, nor progression. Depends on the underlying problem...usually the cords that attach from heart wall and leaflet is somewhat elongated. Requires watching. If the regurg becomes serious, there may be a need to repair or replace valve.
Last edited by started04; 01-05-2007 at 10:02 AM.