Mitral Valve Prolapse
What is Mitral Valve Prolapse?
Mitral valve prolapse is a condition wherein the valve leaflets bulges back into the the left atrium.
In some patients, this prolapse can result in blood leaking back into the atrium.
Diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse may begin with auscultation (see below) and then echocardiography.
This is an animated example of Mitral Valve Leaflet Prolapse. You should observe the blood flowing through the heart valves and hear the associated heart murmur sounds.