prolapse

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prolapse

Pathol
the sinking or falling down of an organ or part, esp the womb

prolapse

[′prō‚laps]
(medicine)
The falling or sinking down of a part or organ.
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Mitral valve prolapse syndrome associated with congenital bicuspid aortic valve.
Pointing out that a judge has already signaled that Barron would likely be held blameless regarding his use of a beta blocker for treating his mitral valve prolapse, Whitehead added that, "he should also have an easy case demonstrating to a jury that his use of testosterone replacement therapy for his hypogonadism (Low T) is in no way a performance enhancement abuse.
As cardiologist Phillip Watkins, MD, puts it, "People are not dying in the streets because they have mitral valve prolapse.
5) The presence of valvular heart disease other than mitral valve prolapse, however, is associated with roughly a 17-fold increased risk of stroke.
Ortner's syndrome in association with mitral valve prolapse.
Mitral valve prolapse is the buckling of the mitral valve during contractions of the heart's main pumping chamber.
For the past three decades, there has been great focus on the roles of leaflet resection and annuloplasty for mitral valve repair in patients with mitral valve prolapse.
Doppler echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion in 4 of 31 (13%) adolescents and mitral valve prolapse in 2 of 31 (7%).
By the 1970s, the congenitally malformed aortic valve was found to be frequent in adults with aortic stenosis (AS), and mitral valve prolapse (MVP) was being recognized as a common cause of pure (no associated stenosis) mitral regurgitation (MR).

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