You can't prevent mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Most people who have the condition are born with it.
People at high risk for IE may be given antibiotics before some types of surgery and dental work. Antibiotics can help prevent IE. Your doctor will tell you whether you need this type of treatment.
People at high risk for IE may include those who've had valve repair or replacement or who have some types of underlying heart disease.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Mitral Valve Prolapse, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
December 9, 2013
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