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Indications for Disqualifying an Athlete with Mitral Valve Prolapse

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Orthopedic Surgery
Cardiology

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Description:

Mitral valve prolapse is a relatively common cardiac valve disorder that usually has a favorable prognosis. Occasional patients may develop complications, including sudden death, chest pains, transient ischemic attacks and severe mitral valve regurgitation. It may be necessary to disqualify an athlete with mitral valve prolapse if certain findings are identified during the clinical evaluation.

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