Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), also called "click murmur syndrome" and "Barlow's syndrome," is the most common type of heart valve abnormality. Usually, people with mitral valve prolapse have no signs and symptoms; however, if the prolapsed valve is severe, symptoms may appear. When symptoms of severe mitral valve prolapse do appear, they may include, fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety, migraine headaches, and pulmonary edema. Echocardiography is the most useful test for mitral valve prolapse. Most people with mitral valve need no treatment. However, if the valve prolapse is severe, treatment medications or surgery may be necessary to repair the heart valve.Read more: Mitral Valve Prolapse (Syndrome, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Surgery) Article
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- Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)
- amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
- metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
- erythromycin (Ery-Tab, PCE)
- Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
- atenolol, Tenormin
- nitroglycerin, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, Minitran, Deponit, Nitrol
- propranolol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Innopran XL
- diltiazem (Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Tiazac, Cartia XT, Diltzac, Dilt-CD, and several oth)
- verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])
- vancomycin-oral solution, Vancocin
- timolol (Blocadren and Timolide 10-25 have been discontinued)