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  • complications
  • In rare instances, mitral valve prolapse can lead to additional health complications, such as an arrhythmia, which is an irregular heartbeat, or endocarditis, an infection of the heart often caused by bacteria. (healthday.com)
  • Infection
  • Those procedures may release bacteria into the bloodstream and, in people with MVP, bacteria may stick to the valves and cause infection (a condition called endocarditis). (doctors-hospital.net)
  • lower chamber
  • Part of the valve balloons into the atrium, which may be associated with blood flowing in the wrong direction or leaking back into the lower chamber. (alaskaregional.com)
  • fails
  • In MVP, the mitral valve fails to make a proper snug fit, and instead billows (prolapses) back into the atrium, making a sound that can be heard through a stethoscope. (doctors-hospital.net)